Faces & Names: Jessica LangeJessica Lange's partner touts the Cloquet native's modesty, humility and honesty.
By: News Tribune staff and wire reports, Pine Journal
The humble girl from Cloquet
What are Jessica Lange’s best qualities?
To hear Sam Shepard, her partner of nearly 30 years, put it, it’s her modesty, humility and honesty.
“I’ve never known her, ever, to lie about anything,” the actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright said in an interview with Carole Cadwalladr of Britain’s The Guardian published Sunday.
“Jessica has this absolute honesty. I think it’s a direct quality of the Midwest, of that background that she’s from,” he said.
That would be Cloquet, of course — where, Cadwalladr wrote, the two-time Oscar-winning actress and Oscar-nominated actor, now of Kentucky, “lived while the children were growing up … in Jessica’s hometown in Minnesota, down the road from her mother [and with Jessica’s daughter from her relationship with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Shura]. It’s the equivalent, today, of Brad and Angelina deciding to settle in a suburb of Wisconsin.”
Like Foxboro, perhaps?
Shepard described the relationship as “an incredible match. But, you know, not without fireworks … although at this point, you know, she’s the only woman I could live with. Who could live with me!”
Cadwalladr wrote that she also wanted to ask Shepard about traveling on the road with Bob Dylan, but apparently didn’t get the chance.
One Northlander per interview.