Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce. After ...
Rating: PG-13 for language and some risque material
Length: 95 minutes
Released: December 19, 2012 Nationwide
Cast: Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Scott, Michael Cassidy
Director: Anne Fletcher
Writer: Dan Fogelman
Bearden native Dale Dickey had a case of "butterflies" the first day she worked opposite Barbra Streisand in the film "The Guilt Trip," which comes out today.
But Streisand, whose reputation isn't warm and cuddly, put Dickey at ease.
In fact, there were "no egos at all," Dickey told me recently.
In the comedy that has Streisand and co-star Seth Rogen playing a mother and son on a cross-country road trip, Dickey, who graduated from the University of Tennessee, plays Tammy, a bartender who works at a strip club. "I am in the scene where they get stranded in a snow storm near Nashville," Dickey said.
"It was a treat to get to improvise with the two of them. ... We had chances to talk some. I met her husband. I found out they go to the same spot on the river in the mountains where (I) go camping a lot. She's very down to earth."
What was her impression of working beside such a legend?
"My first and lasting impression was 'lovely and adorable,'" she said, referring to Streisand as " beautiful, funny and kind."
Dickey has worked with many stars in her career (such as "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone"), but she never imagined she stand toe-to-toe with Streisand.
"Of all the folks I ever imagined I'd work with, she was not one of them. I was in shock for a bit. She's truly a legend. And I did recently splurge just a bit to see her in concert at the Hollywood Bowl," Dickey said. "I never thought of her as an idol, but I realize she had had an impact on 'shaping' my journey.
"I loved her in films growing up. But mainly, I bought one of her albums 'Back to Broadway' years ago when I started out in New York City.
"It gave me such inspiration and hope."
Terry Morrow may be reached at 865-342-6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
© 2012, Knoxville News Sentinel Co.
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