Has that affected Winger and ‘‘The Anarchist"?
Not at all, the actress says. ‘‘I see his heart and his heart is good,’’ she says, admitted that she also gets fed up with liberals. ‘‘It’s not in his work. His work still understands the balance.’’
She also credits Mamet — not always known for his strongly written female parts — with crafting ‘‘two lion-hearted women’’ parts. ‘‘It’s something we don’t get very often,’’ she says. ‘‘Maybe that is the problem — that people think they have to write women instead of human being.’’
Finding herself onstage hasn’t always been easy, but Winger says it helps having LuPone, a Tony Award-winning singer and actress who has a long history with Mamet. ‘‘I'm hoping that if things get really rough, Ms. LuPone will break into song. I know that I always have that.’’
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