Melissa Leo on Francine, Vain Actresses, and Her Guest Role on Louie

Melissa Leo has garnered Oscar nominations (and a shiny gold statue) for her characterizations of tough, working-class women. In her latest movie, the atmospheric indie Francine, which runs at MoMA for two weeks, she portrays a recently released convict who channels her struggle to connect with other people into relationships with animals. Vulture spoke with Leo about working from a very loose script, canine co-stars, and her unforgettable guest stint on Louie. Read More...


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