Vanessa Redgrave is "grieving" and "glorying" after a string of family tragedies.
In an exclusive interview airing on ABC's "The View" Friday, the veteran actress opened up about the death of her sister, Lynn Redgrave, and the memorial she recently held for her late daughter, Natasha Richardson.
"When you lost people you absolutely love and adore, you're both glorying and you' re grieving," Redgrave said. She visited "The View" to promote her new film, "Letters to Juilet."
"You're grieving because you haven't got them anymore and you're glorying because you're taking in what a gift each of them was."
She added that Liam Neeson, the husband of Natasha Richardson, is handling the loss of the actress "like me, I guess. Grieving and glorying."
Watch Vanessa Redgrave's full interview on "The View," Friday, May 14 at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.
Vanessa Redgrave might be accustomed to coping with loss by now. The family was considered acting royalty, but the tragedies that have befallen the Redgrave/Richardson dynasty, capped most recently with Lynn's death, all seemed to play into the tale of the Redgrave family curse.
Lynn Redgrave died earlier this month after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. Only a year ago, Natasha Richardson, died at age 45 from injuries sustained in a skiing accident. Last month, Corin Richardson, also an actor, died at age 70 after a short illness. He too had battled cancer.
As celebrated as they were for their acting talent, the Redgrave siblings suffered through divorces, scandals and addiction. And the supposed curse, coined by the British media, seemed to carry over to the next generation, including Natasha.