If you saw a mom plant a lingering kiss on her son’s lips, would it strike you as strange?
You have no idea.
Today on Fresh Air, I interview veteran Australian actress Jacki Weaver, who talks about playing the sociopathic mother of a pack of criminals in a gritty Australian film called Animal Behavior.
Her performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
Weaver, who was in the haunting Peter Weir film Picnic at Hanging Rock, has been regular of Australian stage, screen and tabloids for over thirty years. She’s a delight to listen to, a star without an ounce of pretense.
Also with us on Fresh Air is David Michod, who wrote and directed Animal Behavior. It’s his first feature film, a dark but absorbing story of determined criminals battling ruthless cops in Melbourne.
In the second half of the show I speak with Siobhan Fallon, a writer and military wife who’s published an extraordinary collection of short stories about families at Fort Hood, Texas. It’s called You Know When the Men Are Gone.