How NY Times ‘ Henriques got to play herself in HBO movie
Finlay Greig of INews.com interviewed former New York Times business reporter Diana Henriques, who played herself in the new HBO movie about Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff.
Greig writes, “Soon after, however, she was contacted by the film’s producers, asking if she’d be willing to audition to play herself.
“‘I said I’d sleep on it. The last time I’d learned lines was as the lead in my eighth grade play. It was a bit surreal. I wondered how I’d explain it if I flunked the screen test to play myself.
“‘You’re telling me I can’t give a convincing portrayal of Diana Henriques after all these years!’”
“But her audition was a success. And it was De Niro who broke the news to her.
“‘I did the second screen test and I asked ‘what happens now’? Bob leans over and says: ‘Don’t worry kid, you’ve got the part.’”
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