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The 67-year-old actress reveals she was moved into a religious cult by the age of seven and didn't leave until she was 22.
The revival of Edward Albee's drama will mark Close's return to Broadway after 20 years and will follow Lithgow's stint in Shakespeare's 'King Lear' this summer.
The 'Albert Nobbs' actress is expected to portray the head the Nova Corps in the James Gunn project, which also stars Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt.
Beside George Clooney and his best pal Brad Pitt, the Screen Actors Guild has extended the invitation to other A-list actors such as Zoe Saldana, Kathy Bates and Ben Kingsley.
Revealing the secret behind her convincing performance as a male butler in the drama, Close says that she has a picture of an Albanian woman whose face fascinates her.
Due to recent changes to the rules of the coveted category, nine movies including 'The Artist' and 'Hugo' are eligible to enter the list.
The actress did appear at the end of the video made by a disgraced Navy captain but claimed it was an innocent request made four years ago.
The actress is cross-dressing to portray a woman who hides her true identity under man's clothes and behavior to escape poverty.
Playing together in 'Damages', Close credits her mourning co-star for being able to 'pull off very, very complex emotions.'