Feb. 6, 1987: Angela Lansbury reflects on her acting career

Lansbury discusses the crossover she made from film to TV, and says she would not change anything about her career path.
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Transcript for Feb. 6, 1987: Angela Lansbury reflects on her acting career
You sent that the decision to do television again quoting you wish you were primarily. Motivated by ego you wanted. That huge television audience out there to play to. When I read that I thought women she has this phenomenal career stage and home news and movies and big screen and so forth. How do you explain that could I was so important facts we have the. I can't explain to you because. The hit television audience. Is an audience that he's totally separate from the movie audience. Or Broadway audience. I mean there are list are actors and actresses that opera so McGrath on television. And if you're not on that list that doesn't matter how famous and how how much you've arrived in those other mediums. Again not interest in having you on television for their television audience they being and that blacks. The networks. You know you can have great success anywhere else but if you haven't cockpit with the TV audience you in no way. Now that's a challenge is I'm and it fell. She kept on that list of of people that would be. Present temple on the fox and I said to myself dammit I'm going to appeal to fat mass audience one of these days and and that that's why I wanted to. To be at the lion in this lay. It's a kind heart gonna go through a whole career without having hit home with that group. If you take it as you look back over your career is there anything you wish you could have done a little differently or decision of direction you might have gone that was different. Not the trip could melanoma so hypothetical question because a hypothetical question and. It's a tricky question because one says to himself well say say I had had a a very. Weeks shy teen. A career at MGM which which who blocks and and it say I had become a great leading ladies and it great movies job. Word what would've happened to me once I had gone just a little over the edge and looks its docket to deteriorate. I don't think I would of had a career today. But I you say what would I wished I had been different well at that time I had would have wished that I could have been leading ladies. And was never thought that always is attack. So therefore I don't think necessarily. One should ever take the acting cute if only I had I don't really have any regrets about my career I truly don't. I wonder at certain period wonder how I took so intense but. They were all in the end okay.

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