Carolyn Farina: recent news on the actress

Here is some discussion on the actress at the IMDb site.

It appears she will be in a film next year, 2017, “South of Hope Street“, directed by Jane Spencer. Carolyn Farina has appeared previously in a film with this director, “Little Noises”, although she had no lines, at least in the version of the movie I have seen. (She appears in the background in one scene, and in the credits with her first name misspelled.)

She is currently working in the New York school system as a psychologist. Here is her LinkedIn profile.

As some of the discussion at the IMDb site suggests, her career is puzzling. Why, despite her performance in Metropolitan (1990) and her small but competent role in Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence (1993), did her career not prosper?

I have written about this in my Amazon kindle book.


One remark I found interesting at the IMDb discussion was that Carolyn Farina had an air of vulnerability about her like Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club (1985). As I have written elsewhere, both were pretty young women portrayed positively as virginal ingenues.

There is also some discussion of her accent. She is from Queens, but her accent in Metropolitan sounds appropriate to her more upper class character. There are stories that she had to work on this. And certainly in her cameo as a waitress in “Damsels in Distress” (2011) she sounded more working class. Nonetheless, in her more recent interviews, including those associated with the recent 25th anniversary of the release of Metropolitan, her accent is not unlike that she used in Metropolitan and The Age of Innocence. At least to my Australian ears.



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