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WEST HOLLYWOOD – Who has ever heard of an actress who craves anonymity? Yet Elizabeth Mitchell swears she thrives on being thoroughly obscure.
“Elizabeth who?” you’re probably saying . That’s music to her ears. But after Sunday night, Mitchell might not blend so easily into the crowd . She has the lead in The Linda McCartney Story (9 p.m. ET/PT), a two-hour CBS movie about the woman – photographer, activist, mother and cancer victim – who spent 30 years married to Beatle Paul McCartney (Gary Bakewell).
Swathed in a long, swirling dress, the tall, slender actress – who’s a bundle of nervous energy – is curled up in the corner of an old couch in the Chateau Marmont hotel lobby. No one bothers her. There isn’t much traffic in the lobby, but actor Rob Lowe, being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight in the courtyard, is getting all the attention.
Is Mitchell’s anti-celebrity stance for real or a line she’s handing the media to make herself more interesting? “I’m sincere,” insists Mitchell, 30, who was born in Dallas and raised in Los Angeles. “Nobody knows who I am, which is heavenly. I’m not totally prepared for the attention you get when you’re a celebrity.
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