Man, Glenn Close feels like a woman, but she sure doesn’t look like one in her new gender-bending movie. In “Albert Nobbs,” the actress – known especially to gay audiences for her role in the 1995 film “Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story,” about a real-life lesbian soldier – drops her voice a few notches, wears a top hat and wraps her torso in a girdle, all to keep her job while living in late-19th-century Ireland.
Recently nominated for an Oscar, the role – originated by Close on stage nearly 30 years ago – also earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Nods also went to costar Janet McTeer for playing Hubert, a cross-dressing lesbian who’s living the life that Albert so desperately wants.
In a recent one-on-one, Close revealed her proudest part of the film, how she thinks Albert identifies sexually and looked back at her unexpected bisexual role on “Will & Grace.”