Lane Contemplates Quitting Acting

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Actress DIANE LANE is contemplating quitting acting for good – because she is sick of the bland movie roles she is offered.

The actress wants to ditch her nice girl persona and take on something challenging, but keeps missing out on the roles she really wants.

Lane, currently promoting romantic comedy Nights in Rodanthe, tells Moviefone, “This film is the last film, and by that I could mean it in any way. It’s the last one I did, and it’s the last one I’m gonna do for a while, and it’s the last one I have in the can … and then we’ll see.”

She adds of her casting frustrations, “Basically, the job I want to do next has already been done, by Anjelica Huston in The Grifters. I am gunning for something that’s not so sympathetic. I need to be a b**ch, and I need to be in a comedy. I’ve decided. No more Miss Nice Guy.”

But she admits she faces a battle with her agent if she really wants to walk away from Hollywood to devote time to her daughter and two stepkids with husband Josh Brolin.

She continues: “I can’t do anything official. My agents won’t let me. Between you and me, I don’t have anything else coming out, and I’m just gonna be taking my kids to driving school and making sure they don’t cause any trainwrecks with their texting.”


  • Paul

    Diane Lane is like that Cy Young Award quality pitcher who almost perplexingly always winds up on the last place team. Great actress, so-so movie/platforms to display the vast wealth of talent.
    Personally, I’d watch her sell toothpaste all day long. She drips with class, oozes sexy, yet seems very approachable. What a combination.

  • Lorri

    It’s true Diane Lane’s acting skills are good. She definitely has acting chops but her movies are bland!
    With the exception of ‘Unfaithful’& ‘Untraceable’ she hasn’t done anything exciting in almost 10 years.
    She’s always playing the ‘older middle-class white woman’ stereotype – where she’s cheating or being cheated on by her Spouse. Like Really? Life is so much more than that. She needs to get Meryl Streep’s Agent or her take a page from her husband, Josh Brolin! They can play every character out there! My prediction is ‘Nights in Rodanthe’ bombs! It’s unoriginal & sounds stagnant!

  • DL_Fan

    I have a lot of respect for Diane Lane. Her acting skills are unquestionable and she should be able to take on the roles that she wants. She’s already established in the industry. It makes no sense why she can’t take any risks. Unfaithful was a risk, and it did nothing but invigorate her career and help her win acting awards.

    I truly do hope that she is able to take on new challenges, because even though I enjoy the movies she continues to put out, I would love to see her do something new for a change.

    Best wishes to her!

  • Anonymous

    most bland actress/person ever?