by Steve Dollar
To say that Rosemarie DeWitt
is so good you don't notice her isn't meant as a slight. It's probably the highest compliment you can give to an actor. Few contemporary screen performers flow into character, story and scene as seamlessly as the 37-year-old Jersey gal, who began her career on the Off-Broadway stage before racking up plenty of notable credits on TV (Don Draper's bohemian femme fatale on Mad Men
, Toni Collette
's sister on The United States of Tara
) and tons of indie cred in everything from Jonathan Demme
's Rachel Getting Married
to the 2011 critics fave Margaret
. DeWitt is having a very busy summer. She co-stars with Emily Blunt
and Mark Duplass
in Lynn Shelton
's shaggy-dog sibling comedy, Your Sister's Sister
, and also has a part in the gutter-mouthed alien invasion farce The Watch
(with Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn, et al). This fall, she has a key role in Nobody Walks
, the third film from indie writer-director Ry Russo-Young
, in which she plays a Silver Lake psychiatrist whose sound designer husband (John Krasinski
) gets a little too involved with their houseguest, a 20-something filmmaker (Olivia Thirlby
) who's experimenting with more than the sound mix on her movie.
DeWitt visited New York in April for Sister
's East Coast premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, and took an hour to chat over coffee in the upstairs lounge at the Soho Grand Hotel. She was as warm and outgoing a conversationalist as anyone could ask for. My only regret was that it was too early too offer her some tequila, which goes over very well
in the movieâas one may surmise from reading Vadim Rizov's review
. But we are professionals here, after all.
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