‘The Fighter’ sisters, Round 2
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One woman we didn’t spotlight in our look at the sisters from ‘The Fighter’ today is Jill Quigg. We weren’t able to track her down, and it turns out there’s a reason for that -- Quigg was arrested in October and charged with breaking and entering, larceny and and wanton destruction of property. (She was since released and is awaiting a court date.)
Quigg, a native of Quincy, Mass., was literally plucked off the streets of her hometown and cast in ‘Gone Baby Gone,’ in which her manner of speaking served as a template for Amy Ryan’s Boston accent. Quigg followed it up with another working-class Boston role, that of Donna Eklund Jaynes in ‘The Fighter.’ (No memorable lines to speak of, but she does throw a punch at Amy Adams’ character.)
Quigg in the past has been in a rehab facility and has battled drug dependency, which offers an eerie echo to Christian Bale’s crack-addicted Dicky Eklund.