Andie MacDowell ‘MY DAUGHTER GOT ME THIS JOB!'
New Idea|November 1, 2021
THE MAID STAR’S NEW TV ROLE IS A DEEPLY PERSONAL ONE

For Andie MacDowell, signing on to star in Netflix’s acclaimed new series Maid was a no-brainer. Not only did she get to act opposite her real-life daughter, Margaret Qualley, but she got to sink her teeth into a complex character that hit very close to home.

In Maid, Andie plays Paula, the artist mother of Alex (played by Margaret) who has undiagnosed bipolar disorder.

The Four Weddings and a Funeral star, 63, tells New Idea that her own mother – whose pet name, coincidentally, was Paula – also suffered from mental illness, being diagnosed with schizophrenia shortly after Andie was born. Andie was able to draw on this experience to deliver a captivating performance that’s being called the best of her 37-year career.

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