×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Beautiful Boy’s’ Maura Tierney Remembers Red Carpet Triumphs

Before portraying the stepmom to a drug-addicted young man in “Beautiful Boy,” Maura Tierney asked the real Karen Barbour how she and her husband survived it. “She said, ‘Nobody freaked out at the same time,’” Tierney recalls. Relying on a partnership is how the Globe winner, a “basic dresser,” approaches fashion. “You get into a rhythm with your costumers or stylist … and some of the anxiety has gone away for me.”

2010
“It was my first time back at the Emmys and I was happy to be there,” says Tierney, who’d attended in 2001 when she was nominated for NBC drama “ER.” She felt “calm and confident” in this burnt-orange Arnold Scaasi dress. “I usually go for darker, black things. And it fit me — it was just this vintage dress that actually fit perfectly.” Tierney and Blair Underwood presented the lead actress in a miniseries Emmy to “Temple Grandin’s” Claire Danes. “It was fun to give her that,” Tierney says. “And then she went on to star in one of my favorite shows, ‘Homeland.’”

2015
Showtime newcomer “The Affair” won the Globe for best drama series, and Tierney attributes its appeal to the differing points of view. “They were both happily married and had an affair, and we don’t often see that,” she says. “He didn’t have a shrew of a wife, and she didn’t have an a-hole of a husband.” This belted Jenny Packham look was different for her. “It’s Old Hollywood-y, and that’s not something I usually do,” she says. “And I love the color. I just thought it was a very sophisticated way to make beading playful.”

2016
A second-time Emmy nominee, Tierney loved the silhouette of this black Christian Siriano dress. Critical to her depiction of Helen through different viewpoints on “The Affair” is her work with costume designer Caroline Duncan. “In the first few seasons, Helen was practically from outer space, wearing this very architectural clothing, very severe, and then the last time we see them [in original paramour Alison’s POV], Helen has turned into this ’70s Buddhist Zen-type. … What Caroline dresses me in very much informs and helps me act.”

2016
Tierney’s Globe nom didn’t factor into her wardrobe choice. “I really liked that the top of that [Elizabeth Kennedy] dress had a lot of architecture to it, and the bottom was very understated.” Her stylist Cristina Ehrlich found this vintage Fred Leighton choker, and her makeup artist Matin Maulawizada envisioned her driving to Palm Springs in 1968. “I’m not the most relaxed there, so to almost be in a character that was on her way to Palm Springs in 1968 made it fun.” And then she won. “I completely lost it! I was too flabbergasted, but that’s OK. It was really great.”

More Film

  • Ari Emanuel Endeavor

    Endeavor IPO Filing Offers Details of Company's Financials, Leadership Pay Packages

    Endeavor’s IPO filing Thursday offers a hard look at the company’s financial performance during the past three years during a period of rapid growth for the company that’s home to UFC, WME, Professional Bull Riders and a clutch of other assets. Endeavor is generating solid free cash flow from operations and healthy adjusted earnings for [...]

  • Inside amfAR's Cannes Gala

    Inside amfAR's Cannes Gala: Mariah Carey, Kendall Jenner and Tiffany Trump

    Kendall Jenner caused a commotion when she arrived. Tiffany Trump went unrecognized until a member of the press pointed her out as she made her way down the carpet. And Mariah Carey flew in to perform a couple of songs. Welcome to this year’s AmfAR Gala Cannes, the AIDS organization’s annual — and largest — [...]

  • 'Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo' Review: Abdellatif

    Cannes Film Review: 'Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo'

    A simple but somehow atypical shot opens Abdellatif Kechiche’s new film: a serene closeup of a young woman’s face, as seen through the camera lens of Amir, a budding photographer still finding his perspective. Her expression is ambiguously tranquil, her long hair lightly rustled by a humid breeze, all softly lit by a sinking afternoon [...]

  • Crown Vic

    Thomas Jane's Police Thriller 'Crown Vic' Sells to Screen Media (EXCLUSIVE)

    Screen Media has bought North American rights to writer-director Joel Souza’s police crime-thriller “Crown Vic,” starring Thomas Jane and Luke Kleintank. The distributor closed terms during the Cannes Film Festival amid a competitive bidding situation between seven other suitors. Screen Media plans to release the pic this fall. “Crown Vic” premiered in April at the [...]

  • Colleen Bell

    Colleen Bell Replaces Amy Lemisch as California Film Commission Director

    Veteran entertainment executive and ambassador Colleen Bell will replace Amy Lemisch as director of the California Film Commission. Bell, who was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday, has worked as a consultant since 2017. She was the U.S. ambassador to Hungary from 2014 to 2017. She held several positions at Bell-Phillip Television Productions, including [...]

  • Jon Feltheimer

    Lionsgate Posts Loss, Underperforms Wall Street Expectations

    Lionsgate has posted a quarterly loss and its revenues and operating income have come in under Wall Street projections, despite growth from its premium cable channel, Starz. The studio reported a net loss of $24 million, or 11 cents a share, with adjusted operating income of $103 million for its fourth fiscal quarter ended March [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content