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Molly Shannon

The comedian and actor on the truth about Emily Dickinson, showbiz moms and why her real kids will not be YouTube stars

What made you want to do a movie about Emily Dickinson? I was interested in telling the truth about her life. We’ve been told that she was a recluse spinster who never wanted to be published. But [some scholars] came to realize that a lot of her poems were written to her brother’s wife, Susan. It makes you look at her poetry

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