'Smash': Anjelica Huston - 'I'm the idiot savant of drink throwing'


Anjelica Huston walks like a queen through the Carlyle Hotel's restaurant. She's clearly comfortable in the old-world elegance of this Manhattan gem. Once she slides into a banquette, she laughs about having spent considerable time at the bar.Huston orders eggs Benedict and cappuccino, then describes Eileen Rand, her character on NBC's Monday hit "Smash," as a "cross section of my favorite producers. The best of them, 75 percent of them, what they do is cover the bad news and tell you everything is great."Savvy and cultured, Eileen is going through a divorce and keeps running into her annoying estranged husband. He's so condescending that this otherwise controlled woman often winds up flinging a drink on him."I'm the idiot savant of drink throwing," she says. "I would have started years ago if I knew how good I'd be. Somebody told me I did it in the '70s. Obviously somebody said something I didn't like. You generally...



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