Magazine article Newsweek

Fast Chat: What a Feeling

Magazine article Newsweek

Fast Chat: What a Feeling

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Byline: Susannah Meadows

There are many reasons to love the new film "Roger Dodger," about a cynical womanizer (Campbell Scott) who schools his virginal 16-year-old nephew about sex: It got made because Scott read the script a desperate writer (Dylan Kidd) handed him in a cafe. It is deeply, darkly funny. It's also just really nice to see Jennifer Beals again. And not just for the girls who once ripped the collars off their sweatshirts in an attempt to be the "Flashdance" star. Critics, too, are praising her performance as Sophie, a woman the duo picks up in a bar, a role Beals accepted--even before reading the script--because Scott asked her to. Susannah Meadows talked with the actress.

Does this feel like a comeback?

I haven't been away. I've been working my heinie off. I've made over 50 movies. It's a function of how the distribution system works in the U.S. It's just about not being seen. …

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