James Broderick and Sada Thompson on Family (1976)
|Born||Sada Carolyn Thompson
September 27, 1927
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||May 4, 2011
Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Donald Stewart (1949â€“2011; her death); 1 child|
Human character is just endlessly fascinating, and there is no character who is one thing any more than any one person is just one thing. As you work on a character, he/she is revealed more and more. That's what I continue to love about the work.
When you start off acting, it does seem very romantic, and the make-believe part of it all seems very exciting. It's only later that you begin to realize how fascinating the work is – that it's a bottomless pit, and you never get to the end of it.
I saw stars like Helen Hayes, Maurice Evans, Tallulah Bankhead and Cornelia Otis Skinner. It was enchanting. I knew that was the world I wanted to be in.
There's always something more to be accomplished with a character. Theater is a human experience. There's nothing shellacked or finished off about it. I guess that's why it always draws me back.