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Kathy Took A Break From Theatre Roles After Her Dad’s Suicide Attempt

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    Renowned actress Kathy Bates reveals that she once had to stop acting in a Broadway play titled Night Mother, as the plot and the script of the play brought her memories of her father's unfortunate suicide attempt.

    The actress says that, she also had to take a break from the play for a while, as she was playing a suicidal character and that disturbed her too much.

    Kathy Bates

    "Coincidentally my father had tried to kill himself because he had diabetes and he was facing an amputation. My mother found him in time and revived him and I was ready to do the play in the fall," said Bates.

    "So he went ahead with the amputation and I was helping him one day with all that you give, like, 'Come on dad, you got a lot to live for... Blah blah blah...' He was 83 and he said, 'You know how I feel. You're doing that play out there!'" she added.

    "So I took that experience with me into the play and, as a result, over an 11 month period of playing it on Broadway, it got so close to me that I had to stop. I had to leave the play for a day or two and I realised you can't be so... It was just, like, invading me." Kathy continued.

    "I realised I had to be professional and leave it on the stage." She stated further.

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