Because of my being over sixty, using satellite
WORDS OF WISDOM Reynolds and Heigl in One for the Money.
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and Katherine Heigl
Movie legend Debbie Reynolds plays Katherine Heigl’s contentious
grandmother, Grandma Mazur, in the new action comedy One for the
Money. Heigl sat down with the 79-year-old star to chat about her role,
her life, and her advice for others.
Q: Debbie, you really embraced Grandma’s character. Why did
the role appeal to you so much? She is feisty, rowdy, and full of
the devil! She wants to make things a little troublesome around the
house—and she succeeds.
Q: You’re a grandmother off the set as
well—how great is that? It’s a special
happiness and joy! I have one grand-
daughter, Billie [age 19, by daughter
Carrie Fisher]. I adore her. It’s wonder-
ful to be with her and share stories. The
most important wisdom I’d share with
her is “Listen, and try to be patient.”
Q: How did you manage both your
career and raising children? Naturally
I believe you can have children and
work. Haven’t we done this for hundreds
of years? I did this and raised five chil-
dren [including three stepchildren from
her ex-husband Harry Karl ]. It’s always
hard work, but it is so worth the effort.
Q: Did you ever think of quitting?
I always imagined that by the time I
reached 40 or 50, my leading lady days
would be over and I’d retire quietly to
the mountains and open a knitting store.
Q: How did you feel about being called
It made me feel loved by so many.
Software to Rock
Hendrix Is His Hero
Paul Allen wants to take his Jimi
Hendrix obsession on the road. The
Microsoft cofounder, 59, is working
to bring part of his memorabilia
psychedelic clothing and white
Stratocaster (the one he
played at Woodstock)—to London for the Olympics. Hendrix rocketed
to fame in the U.K. before being accepted in his Seattle hometown—
where, as a youth, Allen gave up his classical-guitar lessons and switched
to rock after hearing the Hendrix album Are You Experienced. “It took me 45
years to learn how to play ‘Purple Haze,’ and Jimi probably wrote the song in half
an hour,” says Allen, laughing. To celebrate the late guitar god’s legacy, Allen
spearheaded the creation of the Experience Music Project museum—dedicated
to Hendrix and other Seattle rockers—which opened in 2000. —Jeffrey Ressner
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