Paxton, who died Saturday due to complications with surgery, appeared in the TV series Big Love, as well as in blockbuster films like Titanic, Aliens and Apollo 13. Paxton spoke with Terry Gross in 2002.
“It was an enormous challenge to do [Hamilton] every night, and yet who to blame but myself? I wrote the part! And it was also the most thrilling roller coaster every night. You know, I got to fall in love, I got to win a war, I got to write words that inspired a nation.
Getting to go through that experience, it’s something I’ll never get old of, which is why I really tried to downplay my departure as much as possible, because I don’t think I’m remotely done with it.”
I did some bad stress eating yesterday so I was determined to get some exercise today. I went for a lunchtime walk and I feel great! It was a good stress reliever and the cool weather was really nice. I’m thinking I should make a goal to walk at least 3 times a week on my lunch break.
I was feeling all kinds of anxious this morning and wanted to sit around at home, but my husband convinced me to at least go for a walk so I got in a nice 2.25 mile walk/run! So happy that spring is finally here! And of course, I feel better now after getting some exercise.
Today’s Fresh Air is a must-listen, in my opinion. It’s fairly obvious what Bannon/Sessions/Pence think about America and the various issues here, but this interview lays some things out rather clearly (and scarily).