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‘Royal Family’ acts out

Thesps ponder the meaning of their profession

HOLLYWOOD — A play about actors should be a cinch for the cast, right? “To the contrary,” said star Kate Mulgrew at Wednesday’s opening night party for the Ahmanson’s “The Royal Family” at Impresario. She said director Tom Moore made them take the parts seriously, but admits thinking at first, “What a lark, I can do it.”

Star Marian Seldes said, “I think of myself as only being an actress when I’m acting, but my friends will say I act all the time.”

As for co-star Daniel Gerroll, he flatly said, “It’s not really different. All of us in real life are playing a role, it’s not a total natural existence.”

Moore, meanwhile, said of Seldes, “I worship at her shrine.” Also on hand: cast members Charles Kimbrough, George S. Irving, Robert L. Devaney, Aflamu and Richard Cox, plus Center Theater Group’s Gordon Davidson.

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