"Grey Gardens", the new TV movie for HBO has been given a trailer. The drama starring Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange and Jeanne Tripplehorn is a story about a couple of eccentric members of the Kennedy clan. It will be premiered on April 18.
Lange and Barrymore will portray Big Edie and Little Edie, the respective aunt and cousin of Onassis who made headlines when the health department threatened to raid their flea- and raccoon-infested 28-room East Hampton, N.Y., mansion. Barrymore admitted that portraying the character reminded her of her rehab stint and that she had to lock herself away for six straight months.
Telling W Magazine about the role, Barrymore gushed, "I was excited to bring my own pain to something. I mean, contrary to my happy-go-luckiness, I have so much darkness in there. Playing Edie, I felt like f***ing. I thought, 'I'm afraid beyond anything I've ever known. I'm miserable; I'm scared; I feel sick all the time.' And I was like, 'Good! At least I have somewhere to put it ...' I'm not f***ing happy all the time. I like making people feel good, but it was great not to have to please anybody."