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

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



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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