Oscar winner Dianne Wiest: I'm struggling to pay my rent

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Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest: I'm Struggling to Pay My Rent

Despite bringing new opportunities in the short-term, actress Dianne Wiest has learned that the sheen of an Oscar victory can sometimes only go so far.

The 66-year-old actress, who begins previews Tuesday for off-Broadway production "Rasheeda Speaking," told The New York Times that she is facing money issues due to a lack of high-paying work.

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Oscar winner Dianne Wiest: I'm struggling to pay my rent
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: Dianne Wiest and Gary Sinise pose for a photo at the 25th National Memorial Day Concert rehearsals show finale at U.S. Capitol West Lawn on May 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 14: Dianne Wiest attending a photo call for the New Group production of 'Rasheeda Speaking' at the New 42nd studios on January 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 14: Dianne Wiest attending a photo call for the New Group production of 'Rasheeda Speaking' at the New 42nd studios on January 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: Dianne Wiest performs during the rehearsal of the 25th Anniversary Broadcast Of The National Memorial Day Concert at U.S. Capital, West Lawn on May 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Dianne Wiest attends the 'Bullets Over Broadway' opening night celebration at St. James Theatre on April 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Dianne Wiest attends the 'Bullets Over Broadway' opening night celebration at St. James Theatre on April 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Dianne Wiest attends the Broadway Opening Night Performance of ''Bullets Over Broadway' at the St. James Theatre on April 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Dianne Wiest and Kevin Kline during the curtain call for 'I Take Your Hand In Mine' at Kaye Playhouse on June 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jude Domski/WireImage)
Dianne Wiest, winner of Best Supporting Actress for 'Bullets Over Broadway' (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
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Wiest said of her struggle to cover her rent, "I have to move out of my apartment soon."

She earned Oscars for Best Supporting Actress for 1986's "Hannah and Her Sisters" and 1994's "Bullets Over Broadway," both directed by Woody Allen. After those big wins, Wiest should have been flying high -- but soon, she found she was only getting offered roles to play "a nice mom and that's it. That's all that ever came, except in theater."

Most recently, The Hollywood Reporter notes that Wiest has "has recently been seen on screen in the Al Pacino-starring The Humbling, released Friday, and in 2012's The Odd Life of Timothy Green, along with a 2014 episode of NBC's The Blacklist."

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