Laura Linney paused for a moment before delivering a blunt assessment of her latest role, author Patricia Highsmith: "It's going to kick my butt."
The three-time Academy Award-nominated actress wasn't complaining or admitting to premature defeat. If anything, her words conveyed the realistic determination of a seasoned athlete eager to get back to work following a period of rest.
"It's hard. It's a full-body commitment," said Linney, who is returning to the theater after a four-year absence. "You are physically tired. Your body is sore."
A good kind of sore, no doubt. Linney is starring in "Switzerland," by Joanna Murray-Smith, a...