Can Glenn Close (‘Sunset Boulevard’) follow in the Oscar-winning footsteps of Viola Davis (‘Fences’)? - 03-06


At this year’s Oscars, Glenn Close (“The Wife”) ended up losing Best Actress to Olivia Colman (“The Favourite“) in what was the biggest shocker in the Best Actress category since 2011 when Viola Davis (“The Help”) lost to Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”). But Davis got her revenge a few years later when she reprised her Tony-winning performance as Rose Maxson in the film version of “Fences,” for which she won Best Supporting Actress. With the recent announcement that Close is officially reprising her own Tony-winning role as Norma Desmond in a “Sunset Boulevard” movie musical, can she follow in Davis’s footsteps?