Jessica Walter in Pound Ridge; Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz Marry “Upstate”

Though most people might recognize Jessica Walter from Play Misty for Me or one of her many stage roles, I know her almost exclusively as Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development. And I love her so much in that role that I’d be a little disappointed to find out that she wasn’t a boozy, eye-rolling lady of leisure likely to say something like, “I’d rather be dead in California than alive in Arizona.”

Which is why I was a little nervous to read the New York Times “Sunday Routine” column that featured Walter. But I figured I had to—even if it shattered my illusions that Walter is Lucille Bluth—because a large part of her Sunday routine involves going to her second home in Pound Ridge. (She lives most of the time on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.) One thing that is a little Bluth-like about her: She calls Pound Ridge “the country.”

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“When we hit the Merritt Parkway and everything’s green, there’s this big sigh of relief; the stress just goes away,” she tells the paper. “It’s like when you see the ocean.”

Anything Goes photo credit: © Joan Marcus, 2011

“We’ll stop at Scott’s Corners Market for something casual,” she continues, “a cooked chicken, or maybe some meatballs and a salad, and we’ll make pasta when we get home. The house is on three acres, all deer-fenced, so Reggie [her dog, a release from Guiding Eyes] probably goes in and out 10 times in the first hour. After dinner, we’ll watch PBS or HBO or read. Just relax.” That sounds like a Westchester weekend to me.

The Times featured Walter because she’s currently appearing as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt in the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes. If you’re interested, you can purchase tickets through the show’s website.

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It came to my attention  that, over the weekend, current James Bond actor Daniel Craig and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz—two actors I totally dig, by the way—got married this weekend in a small, private ceremony in “upstate” New York. Now, I know that 90 percent of New York is considered upstate to some people, so can anyone narrow this down? Did they pull a Chelsea Clinton and get married Hudson-side in Rhinebeck? The whole thing sounds very low-key and cool.

UPDATE: My counterparts over at Hudson Valley Magazine have the scoop . Anyone in Saugerties have a sighting?


 

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