-like protagonist played by Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin’s CIA agent Matt Graver, who in the first film established themselves as hellbent on hunting down cartel kingpins, no matter what.Keener will play Brolin’s boss, trying to navigate the gray area that Gillick and Graver live in as the tale turns to what else is being smuggled across the border between Mexico and the U. in the tunnels used to move drugs and illegal immigrants.On a recent afternoon, they spoke to Variety as their new movie, released by Fox Searchlight, premiered to rave reviews. She didn’t want to wear eyeliner in the scene and she threw a shoe at Brad Pitt. Ramin Setoodeh: Nicole, had you seen any of Catherine’s films before you worked together? When you ask them for more details, the story begins to sound like dialogue from a Nicole Holofcener movie. RS: Do you always know what role Catherine will play in your films? I was very decisive with “Lovely & Amazing.” I wrote that character for her. CK: I don’t know about “Please Give.” I think you were trying to consider everything. I was trying to get away from her, when the part was hers. Are there another two female actor-director operators like that? It’s her very unique and beautiful way of reaching everybody. I think she’s absolutely inspired me and is a part of the process for me. At first, Keener says their mutual friend Jan brought them together. The yoga teacher.” That’s still not right, Keener says. She loved Marge Simpson or something.” Neither of them actually enrolled in the class. However they met, it’s lucky for Hollywood, because they have been scaling the movie industry together ever since 1996’s “Walking and Talking.” In the last 17 years, Keener has channeled Holofcener’s cinematic id in a collection of five standout performances, including the New York cubicle dweller fretting her single status (“Walking and Talking”); a married mom working at a one-hour photo shop (“Lovely & Amazing”); part of a conflicted screenwriting couple (“Friends With Money”), and a woman who resells antique furniture with her husband (“Please Give”). I hung out with the cool people, but when I met you, I thought you were very cool. But I remember my impression: I wanted to fit in with you. “Friends With Money,” I think they were up for grabs a little bit. I was trying to intellectually— CK: To make a case for somebody else. NH: I think we’re the only two women in the movie business. RS: Do you see Catherine as an on-screen extension of yourself?
It’s fairly common for a male director and actor to collaborate on multiple projects, but Holofcener and Keener’s relationship is unprecedented for women in film. I would just twist my hair up and let it dry that way. Did you perceive yourself as not fitting in when you were growing up? I guess I offered to a couple of them, they passed. Catherine is perfect for the part.” I can’t imagine anybody else in that part. It seems to me that a 50ish woman is somewhere in no-man's land for a future relationship.I may be generalizing but do you see the same thing?As I also approach 50, I agree with her no-man's land comment in many ways. I have had some issues while shopping for clothes in recent years, because all the clothing out there either seems too young or too old for me. Jackie Pilossoph is the author of her blog, Divorced Girl Smiling, and the comedic divorce novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and . Earlier on Huff/Post50: Sometimes it feels like the foundation of your social life is so strong that you no longer find the opportunity to meet new and exciting people.I feel like some young people treat me older, which seems odd. Also, I think as people get older, the age range for dating widens. She also writes feature stories, along with the weekly dating and relationships column, "Love Essentially" for Chicago Tribune Media Group local publications. Throw a barbecue or party in which guests bring a friend that no one in the group knows.