Magazine article Variety

I Had (a) Grin ... as I Was Reading It, and Then It Made Me Cry

Magazine article Variety

I Had (a) Grin ... as I Was Reading It, and Then It Made Me Cry

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Mamie Gummer stars in "Rieki and the Flash" - in theaters Aug. 7 - as the daughter of a rock star played by Meryl Streep. Which makes perfect sense, as in real life, Gummer is Streep's oldest daughter, with sculptor Don Gummer. The actress is a triple threat: This September, she takes to the boards in "Ugly Lies the Bone" at the Roundabout Theatre Company, and in October, she can be seen on WGN America's "Manhattan." jenelle riley

Growing up, was it assumed you would be an actor?

It wasn't. I always loved doing it from an early age, but it was important to me and my parents that I be presented with other options and explore other avenues. But nothing else stuck quite the same way.

What appealed to you about "Rieki and the Flash"?

It was just that wonderful and wicked blend of dark humor and real heart. …

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