Frances Fisher from Resurrection – Interview
by Abbie Bernstein
ABC’s new series RESURRECTION (Sunday nights at 10 PM) and the French series THE RETURNED, aka LES REVENANTS (which aired its first season last year and will have its second this year in the U.S. on Sundance TV), both deal with small towns where people who have been dead for years suddenly and inexplicably return, seemingly whole and as themselves, to their stunned families. Despite their thematic similarities, the two shows are unrelated. To add to potential confusion, RESURRECTION has been adapted for television by Aaron Zelman from a novel by Jason Mott entitled THE RETURNED.
Fortunately, for viewers of both (as well as everyone involved in making the shows), the characters and casts are entirely different, which makes the two series very different experiences. In RESURRECTION, Frances Fisher plays Lucille Langston. Lucille and her husband Henry (Kurtwood Smith) lost their eight-year-old son Jacob (Landon Gimenez) thirty-two years ago. Henry doesn’t know what to think when U.S. agent J. Martin Bellamy brings a little boy who claims to be Jacob to the door, but Lucille accepts the miracle from the first moment.
Fisher is one of those actresses who works constantly in both television and film. Her most widely-seen performance is as Ruth DeWitt Bukater, the mother of Kate Winslet’s Rose, in TITANIC. Another notable role for the British-born performer was as Strawberry Alice, the frontier madam who raises money to hire Clint Eastwood’s bounty hunter to kill the men who savaged her workers in UNFORGIVEN. Read More→