Frances McDormand | Charlie Rose

  • Published on Nov 18, 2017
  • Frances McDormand talks about being an actor and playing the leading role of Mildred in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." She's joined by writer-director Martin McDonagh and co-star Sam Rockwell. The full conversation aired on PBS on November 9, 2017.
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Comments • 133

  • Wolette Selassie
    Wolette Selassie Month ago

    I would watch charlie rose every day back in nj, but now i moved back home to the Caribbean, Dominica.
    But give thanks to youtube i can catch up...watching from Dominica nature island!!!!

  • Wolette Selassie
    Wolette Selassie Month ago

    Good vibrations

  • Samuel Moser
    Samuel Moser 4 months ago

    She is blue collar strong.

  • Simon Johnston
    Simon Johnston 5 months ago

    Well done Frances

  • Merim
    Merim 7 months ago +1

    justice, much larger than revenge... I liked it much

  • Alex Badm
    Alex Badm 7 months ago

    I like her over a big half of the entire Hollywood Oscar-winning actresses (Maryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Jenifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts etc). Frances McDormand seems so natural, down to Earth and honest in explaining her emotions.

  • Watchman Onthewall
    Watchman Onthewall 7 months ago

    Frances is so smart, it's gotta be a challenge, especially as women get older, to not patronize the perpetually adolescent male sensibity, regardless of craft. Sam looks like he's with her but maybe they are both kinda keeping an eye on the paycheck. Well, maybe a teeny bit. Lol.. But that might just be me.

  • geatorella
    geatorella 10 months ago

    First time I saw her was in the '80s in a movie called Chattahoochie where she co-starred with Gary Oldman. She was riveting and I loved her look - she was so real in a way that eclipsed any other working actress I'd ever seen. And the more I watch Fargo (never get tired of it) the more I'm blown away by what she did with that part.

  • More Books
    More Books Year ago

    Best movie I've seen in years!!! All winning elements!!

  • danzigvssartre
    danzigvssartre Year ago

    Not a single question for Sam Rockwell?

  • Sis I Si
    Sis I Si Year ago

    That is they also do theatre? I used to question the use of “Foreigners” (Brit’s, Aussies, in American’s their theatre experience. It makes for better story telling conveyance. It’s why Frances is one of the best. White teeth are only important in Hollywood closeups. Frances, Sam, Sandy....the real deal

  • Slim Louis
    Slim Louis Year ago +4

    Justice is a larger goal.

  • EricG
    EricG Year ago

    I hated this movie!! Poorly written!

  • Yasi Soufi
    Yasi Soufi Year ago

    Round table of rage and justice .. with LOTS OF INTELLIGENCE.. it scares me honestly! Power of the People

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen Year ago +1

    Real artists.

  • Ariel Mio
    Ariel Mio Year ago +2

    what a wonderful interview. it was delightful to watch.

  • southlondon86
    southlondon86 Year ago

    60!? What the living evergreen fuck...

  • True Faith
    True Faith Year ago +5

    Love Ya Frances McDormand ... ! :) You are a Legend.

  • john-felice ceprano
    john-felice ceprano Year ago +6

    "biological imperative" .. perfectly said!!

  • Jamie Mannell
    Jamie Mannell Year ago +11

    She's an incredible actress. Fully deserved her Oscar. 👏👍

  • Jamie Mannell
    Jamie Mannell Year ago +2

    Anyone else think she looks like an older Julie Bowen?

  • bobby cole
    bobby cole Year ago +25

    she seems cool as hell, someone you can just sit back and chill with talking about everyday life things

  • Mexlycan Lobo
    Mexlycan Lobo Year ago

    Her acting was good, but it was too lesbian too macho tough girl, those things take out the sentimental and faith out of the film. She should have portrayed a normal grief hurt woman.

  • alkdkfjjaflk akllkjfk

    Enthralling interview.

  • Carlos
    Carlos Year ago +25

    MacDormand and Rockwell are so good in the film it's actually shocking to see their normal personas.

  • femaleskater1185
    femaleskater1185 Year ago

    This movie was not that great :/

  • Andrew Whited
    Andrew Whited Year ago

    I'll bet these three don't like Charlie Rose now, especially Francis McDormand, who has definitely made herself present in the #MeToo movement. What better time than awards season for her to join in. And this was one of the last shows. I'm sure it surprised the hell out of them given that they were just on this show right before the allegations came out and then Charlie subsequently being fired by both CBS and PBS.

  • Gg Ff
    Gg Ff Year ago +21

    She was great but Sam had one of the best performances I've ever seen

  • Pittbabe
    Pittbabe Year ago +1

    Check out "Blood Simple," Frances fans!

  • Diyora Karabaeva
    Diyora Karabaeva Year ago +7

    She is so intelligent!

  • Serg Garcia
    Serg Garcia Year ago +8

    *Frances is crazy talented! I love her!*

  • Holly G
    Holly G Year ago +1

    Frances; you want to play a cowgirl? Check out Olivia Press for stories and scripts. I'd love it!

  • extenebrislux
    extenebrislux Year ago +2

    Charlie is lucky that his disgusting behavior came to light just a few days after this interview otherwise Frances would have punched him in the face. Talk about timing!

    • extenebrislux
      extenebrislux Year ago

      nope. just google charlie rose + sexual harassment and see for yourself.

    • southlondon86
      southlondon86 Year ago

      extenebrislux Describe the ‘disgusting’ behaviour. Showing a clip of a movie to someone?

  • Karen Von Clezie
    Karen Von Clezie Year ago +1

    great talk !! love hearing about the craft and telling stories from a real person perspective. inspiring !! Love the idea of work as you age - staying real and finding roles that deserve that artistry.

  • Mouhammad Beiraqdar
    Mouhammad Beiraqdar Year ago +3

    She's just a wonderful human being and actor. Loved her in Olive Kitteridge as well!

  • Sun Yellow
    Sun Yellow Year ago +5

    I love her authenticity! Love that she doesn't sell watches or cars or shampoo. Love how devoted to her craft! She deserves an oscar!

  • Inês Cruz
    Inês Cruz Year ago +21

    Why does listening to her cure my depression tho?Fuck I love her

  • MegaChickenPunch
    MegaChickenPunch Year ago

    Jesus f christ, learn to deinterlace your video. Wtf is this unwatchable shit

  • Magda 13
    Magda 13 Year ago +23

    what a LEGEND this Woman.

  • Magda 13
    Magda 13 Year ago +1

    LOVED her in Fargo. One of best creation EVER.

  • Vincent H.
    Vincent H. Year ago +11

    Love all the Fargo comments here. I've also loved her since seeing that in theaters in '96. Always consistently good in everything she's been in

  • Graeme Abrahams
    Graeme Abrahams Year ago +6

    Mildred For President

  • Max
    Max Year ago +5

    Look at her eyes you will feel the energy.

  • Miss. Phyllis  Renee Foster


  • English Garden
    English Garden Year ago

    You’re 60, so what. You don’t have to look 80. Put a little makeup on and look fresh.

    • Magda 13
      Magda 13 Year ago

      put some make-up on your english garden dude...

    • Magda 13
      Magda 13 Year ago

      haha oh yes Granny

  • Bob H.
    Bob H. Year ago +2

    Charlie's a treasure, even if he messed up. Who else have we had with his intelligence and sensitivity who could bring groups of other gifted people together for this kind of discussion. No-one, so far as I know. He should never have been "executed" for his "crime". I hope he makes it back somehow....And Frances is a national treasure also. May she go on forever....

  • tahlianorrish
    tahlianorrish Year ago +38

    Frances McDormand is an absolute boss.

  • Goody Goody
    Goody Goody Year ago +29

    Thank God this talented woman stays natural, she is so right about that (excuse me but it's really hard to watch and believe those puffy-faced actresses, you just stop watching them). I loved the movie!

    • Freya McCullough
      Freya McCullough Year ago

      Goody Goody But people don’t change their appearance because they’re so comfortable with themselves. They do it because their self esteem is destroyed when they’re told through words, actions and perceptions that their value is in how they look.

  • j. nicholl
    j. nicholl Year ago +1

    Oscars coming there way!

  • Dan Brennan
    Dan Brennan Year ago +19

    I could buy that Mildred is younger than 60. Frances could still pass for 50-something and Mildred is an abuse victim who lost her daughter, that shit'll age you.

  • catherine coman
    catherine coman Year ago +28

    Frances is soooo talented.

  • Devin Elgert
    Devin Elgert Year ago

    Are justice and revenge really that different?

  • Rayan Al-Ballaa
    Rayan Al-Ballaa Year ago +6

    There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don'tcha know that?

  • kb csDJvno \]][,.
    kb csDJvno \]][,. Year ago +1

    Where Was the Outrage When Barney Frank Had a Gay Brothel Out of His Apartment?
    On November 22, 2017
    Now that Democrats are feigning to have suddenly found a moral compass in regards to sexual misconduct in politics, it’s a good time to look back and question why they turned their heads the other way when their own Barney Frank was busted hiring a male prostitute that ran an illegal gay brothel out of Frank’s apartment.
    From Time - June 2011
    Barney Frank
    Scandal: Affair with a male prostitute
    How he was outed: The Washington Times broke the news after the escort in question shared his story with the paper
    Widely regarded as one of the most intelligent and well spoken members of the House of Representatives, Barney Frank, a Democratic Congressman for nearly 30 years and the first openly gay member of the House, almost undid his career in 1989 after having an affair with Steve Gobie, a male prostitute. Although Frank was single at the time - thus not committing adultery - he did pay someone for sex (with personal funds), which is illegal in his state of Massachusetts.
    But the poor judgment didn’t end there. Frank hired Gobie to run errands and allowed him to live at his home, where Frank obviously hoped he would be rehabilitated and renounce his life of sin. The only problem: Gobie kept on working as a prostitute - from Frank’s home.
    The Congressman maintained that he had no knowledge that his digs were being used as a brothel and said that he kicked Gobie out once he learned what the escort had been doing there.
    Desperate to prove his limited culpability in the case, Frank requested an investigation by the House Ethics Committee. The 10-month probe found that Frank did not, in fact, know about the happenings in his home but that he should be reprimanded for use of House privilege in waiving 33 of Gobie’s parking tickets and for writing a memo that attempted to end Gobie’s probation for a prior infraction.
    Despite attempts by former Idaho Congressman Larry Craig (the stall-inator) to have the Massachusetts Congressman removed, Frank went on to win several re-elections by wide margins.

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    kb csDJvno \]][,. Year ago +1

    Court Documents Raise Significant Questions About Leigh Corfman’s Accusations Against Roy Moore
    by Aaron Klein 21 Nov 2017
    Court documents involving Leigh Corfman, who says that Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore tried to engage in a sexual encounter with her when she was 14, raise questions about the timeline and narrative of Corfman’s accusations against the politician.
    Those accusations were first publicly disclosed in a Washington Post story citing Corfman and her mother, Nancy Wells, as saying that in early 1979, Roy Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, allegedly asked Wells to watch her fourteen-year-old daughter while Wells went into a courtroom for a custody hearing.
    Corfman claims that Moore asked the young Corfman for her number. “Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden,” the Post story states, referring to her mother’s home in Gadsden. Corfman’s parents were divorced.
    The first private meeting was arranged after Moore called Corfman on her home phone at her mother’s house, Corfman alleges.
    Corfman says that Moore took her to his home, put his arm around her, and kissed her. Corfman told the Post that she had asked Moore to drive her home because she was feeling nervous and he obliged.
    “Soon after, she says, he called again, and picked her up again at the same spot,” the Post story reports, without providing an exact timeline.
    That is when Corfman says that Moore drove her back to his house, touched her body, and guided her hand to his underwear. Corfman says that she yanked her hand back.
    “She says that after their last encounter, Moore called again, but that she found an excuse to avoid seeing him,” the Post story continues.
    Regarding the original court hearing where Corfman says that Moore asker her for her number while Wells went inside the courtroom, the Post reported that it “confirmed that her mother attended a hearing at the courthouse in February 1979 through divorce records.”
    A thorough search of court documents finds one court case in February 1979-a case that took place on February 21, 1979. The Post failed to tell readers that at that February 21, 1979, court case Wells voluntarily gave up custody of Corfman to Corfman’s father, Robert R. Corfman. The two had been divorced since 1974. The custody case was amicable and involved a joint petition by both parents.
    The Post further did not tell readers that as a result of the joint petition to change custody, the court ordered the 14-year-old Corfman to move to her father’s house starting on March 4, 1979. Court documents show the father’s address in Ohatchee, and not in Gadsden, where her mother lived and where Corfman says the meetings with Moore took place.
    This would mean that from the court hearing on February 21, 1979, until Corfman was ordered to move to her father’s house, Moore would only have had 12 days, including the day of the court hearing, to have repeatedly called Corfman at her mother’s Gadsden house, arrange two meetings, and attempt another. Moore has strenuously denied the accusations.
    While that timeline is theoretically possible, the Moore campaign stressed in a press conference today it is unlikely.
    Ben DuPre, Moore’s former chief of staff on the Alabama Supreme Court, spoke today on behalf of the campaign. DuPre noted that “as best as we can tell” the February 21, 1979, case was the only court movement to have taken place that month. Breitbart News also could not find another court document from that month in 1979.
    The disclosure raises questions about why that twelve-day window was not mentioned in the Post story or by Wells or Corfman in subsequent interviews. Neither Corfman nor Wells publicly mentioned the change in custody during the critical period where Moore was said to have arranged meetings with Corfman outside her mother’s home.
    Earlier this month, Breitbart News interviewed Wells and she discussed Moore’s alleged calls to Corfman as taking place at her home.
    Breitbart News reviewed the custody and divorce documents in full. The custody arrangement allowed for “reasonable rights of visitation” for Wells, including on alternate weekends and full custody for one week starting on December 24. However, that one week of custody in December does not fit into the timeline of Moore allegedly arranging meetings days after the February hearing.
    There is another detail in the custody documents that raise questions about Corfman’s story.
    The Post strongly implied that the alleged encounter with Moore caused Corfman to exhibit reckless behavior in her teenage years.
    The Post reported:
    After talking to her friends, Corfman says, she began to feel that she had done something wrong and kept it a secret for years.
    “I felt responsible,” she says. “I felt like I had done something bad. And it kind of set the course for me doing other things that were bad.”
    She says that her teenage life became increasingly reckless with drinking, drugs, boyfriends, and a suicide attempt when she was 16.
    The Post failed to mention that the very reason for the February 21, 1979, court hearing where Moore allegedly met Corfman was because, according to the court documents, Corfman had exhibited “certain disciplinary and behavioral problems.” In other words, Corfman evidence behavioral problems prior to the alleged encounters with Moore.
    Indeed, those stated “disciplinary and behavioral problems” were cited in the joint petition to change custody as the cause for both Wells and Corfman’s father agreeing that Corfman would be better served living with her father. The parents signed a “consent decree” going along with the change in custody.
    Over one year later, on May 5, 1980, which would have been after any alleged encounters with Moore, Wells filed a new petition to take back custody of her daughter. That petition stated that Corfman’s “disciplinary problem has improved greatly.” The stated change in behavior is important since Corfman’s “disciplinary and behavioral problems” were cited as the reason for the father taking custody.
    The improvement in behavior described by Wells seems to conflict with Corfman’s claim to the Post that after the 1979 encounter her “life became increasingly reckless with drinking, drugs, boyfriends, and a suicide attempt when she was 16.”
    The judge apparently agreed with Wells’ assessment of Corfman’s improved behavior and granted Wells custody on October 15, 1980.
    At today’s press conference, DuPre also mentioned Wells’ interview with this reporter in which Corfman’s mother contradicted a key detail of Corfman’s story.
    Speaking by phone to Breitbart News, Wells, 71, says that her daughter did not have a phone in her bedroom during the period that Moore is reported to have allegedly called Corfman-purportedly on Corfman’s bedroom phone-to arrange at least one encounter.
    The Washington Post cited Corfman as remembering that she provided Moore with her number when she was 14. She said that she spoke to Moore from what she described as the phone in her bedroom.
    In yet another detail called into question at today’s press conference, DuPre referred to the exact spot mentioned in the Post story as the alleged meeting place for Corfman’s claimed encounters with Moore.
    The Post cited Corfman as saying that Moore, according to the newspaper’s characterization, “picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden.”
    The Post mentions the specific intersection where Corfman says that Moore picked her up around the corner from her mother’s house. The Post reports, “She says she talked to Moore on her phone in her bedroom, and they made plans for him to pick her up at Alcott Road and Riley Street, around the corner from her house.”
    DuPre said that intersection was almost a mile away from her mother’s house at the time and would have been across a major thoroughfare.
    Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, Aaron Klein Investigative Radio. Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.
    Written with research by Joshua Klein.

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    kb csDJvno \]][,. Year ago +1

    Hollywood’s Accused Harassers, Molesters, Rapists The Rap Sheet
    89 So
    by John Nolte 25 Oct 2017

  • Ian Mangham
    Ian Mangham Year ago +2


  • Bob jones
    Bob jones Year ago +3

    I wonder what body part Charlie grabbed of hers

    • southlondon86
      southlondon86 Year ago +1

      Sexual-assault-by-showing-movie... yeah that’s a new one right there.

    • Tricia Johansen
      Tricia Johansen Year ago

      He didn't care! She would have kicked his balls harder than she did in the movie!

  • jannie kletz
    jannie kletz Year ago +3

    One now wonders if the corporate/wall street elites Charlie promoted on his show were blackmailing him for his sexual misconduct.

    • mike husanj
      mike husanj Year ago

      jannie kletz nudity isn't it self sexual. we make it sexual

  • Steve Alred
    Steve Alred Year ago +19

    One of my favorite actors ever since Fargo.