Hollywood icon and Emmy®-award winning star of Damages (one of Rachael's favorite shows), Glenn Close admits that she probably wouldn't have been a fan of one of her most popular movies. "I'm scared of thrillers," she says. "I don't know if I would have gone to see Fatal Attraction myself!"
Nevertheless, it's safe to say Glenn still owns the outfits worn by her rabbit-boiling character Alex Forrest. "I have an unbelievable costume collection, starting from The World According to Garp," she tells Rachael. "I have both Dalmatian movie costumes and they represent some of the most phenomenal feats of design and execution you could ever see. You spend a lot of time in the fitting room, and for me, it's a very important process of creating the character in those fittings."
In contrast to the viciousness of her Cruella de Vil character, Glenn's immense love of dogs inspired her to start a website with her husband and a group of friends called Fetchdog.com. The online community allows dog lovers to shop for the latest products, share their stories and get expert canine advice. Glenn even writes a blog (with the help of her pups Jake and Bill) called Lively Licks.
One focus of Fetchdog.com is to raise awareness of the need for pet adoption and fostering. In many cases, the dogs available are not strays or animals that have been abused, but rather victims of relocation -- divorce, eviction, foreclosure -- some situation where the owner had to give up their animal. Glenn is currently fostering Sweet Pea, a two-year-old pitbull vesla mix, until a compatible adoptive family can be found. "There's a lot of knowledge and love that goes into these animals to help pair them up with the right person," she tells Rachael, "because they don't want them coming back into the system."
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