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On the Set of True Women - Interview with Dana Delany (1996)

Jim Ruddy

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  •  Actress Dana Delany describes her character’s experience 
  •  Delany talks about her toughest challenge on set 
  •  On her costars, Annabeth Gish 
  •  Gender inequality in the industry 
  •  Delany poses her main question for women of the period: How did you function with petticoats and corsets? 
  •  Jim Ruddy asks Delany if she plans on launching her own perfume 
  •  Why audiences will want to watch True Women 
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This footage, taped by Dallas-based director Jim Ruddy for Entertainment Tonight, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the production of True Women, a 1997 television movie. True Women depicts the lives of three prominent Texas women—Sarah McClure (played by Dana Delany), Ephemia Ashby (Annabeth Gish), and Georgia Virginia Lawshe Woods (Angelina Jolie)—from the pioneer days of Texas through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Taped on set in San Antonio in October 1996, this clip features an unedited interview with Delany. During the interview, the actress discusses her character’s experience during the Texas Revolution, her joy in playing the “man’s” role, and why the movie will appeal to television audiences.