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Bess Armstrong's First Impressions of Claire Danes on MSCL


It's impossible to overstate just how phenomenal Claire Danes was, not just to us viewers at home, but to the people who worked alongside her on My So-Called Life. I love the way Bess Armstrong has of giving us a little peek into that world below:



"You start with this wonderful script. You start with wonderful, intelligent producers, and then the miracle happens that in a nationwide search, they unearth this unknown child named Claire Danes. For all of us there was this sense of 'Well OK, why don’t I just quit now.' I think this was right before her 14th birthday when we sat down for the first table read. When I saw her I thought ‘Isn’t that cute, she’s coloring.’ And then I went to look at what she was doing and she wasn’t coloring, she was doing some absolutely gorgeous, intricate drawing – very sophisticated."

–Bess Armstrong (from interview for the book)


So Beautiful it Hurts: The Making of My So-Called Life’ is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with ABC, The Bedford Falls Co., nor anyone involved with the making or distribution of “My So-Called Life.”

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