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Feeling Optimistic at New York Screening of ‘The Wife’

“I’m an optimist, I really am,” Annie Starke said on Thursday night from the Paley Center in New York. “Now that the dialogue is out, now that the #MeToo movement has legs beneath, I am an optimist — I think we’re not going to go back. We shouldn’t go back.”
The actress was at a screening for her film “The Wife,” in which she stars as the younger version of the main character Joan Castleman — played by her mother, Glenn Close.
“The #MeToo movement hadn’t started,” said Close, reflecting on the time between the film’s premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival last year and its theatrical release this summer, pushed back from its slated release late last year. “Actually, I was worried because I thought there were rumblings and there were things that were happening and I thought that we’d lose the press to the wave if we waited a year, but Sony was absolutely correct, and I think it couldn’t be opening in a more opportune time. I mean it’s incredible — [the book] was written 14 years ago.”
The film is based on Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel, and is female-centric in many ways. “Female costumer, female editor, many of

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