Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz Secret Wedding Near Stone Ridge, Ulster County (Upstate, Not NYC), NY; Arrested Development’s Jessica Walter (Lucille Bluth) in Pound Ridge, NY

Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace) and Rachel Weisz (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener) secretly marry near Weisz’s farmhouse near Stone Ridge, NY

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anythng goes jessica walterAnything Goes photograph © Joan Marcus, 2011

In other news:

Though most people might recognize Jessica Walter from Play Misty for Me or one of her many stage roles, I know her almost exclusively as Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development. And I love her so much in that role that I’d be a little disappointed to find out that she wasn’t a boozy, eye-rolling lady of leisure likely to say something like, “I’d rather be dead in California than alive in Arizona.”

Which is why I was a little nervous to read the New York Times’ “Sunday Routines” column that featured Walter. But I figured I had to — even if it shattered my illusions that Walter is Lucille Bluth — because a large part of her Sunday routine involves going to her second home in Pound Ridge. (She lives most of the time on the Upper West Side.) One thing that is a little Bluth-like about her: She calls Pound Ridge “the country” (ha!).

“When we hit the Merritt Parkway and everything’s green, there’s this big sigh of relief; the stress just goes away,” she tells the paper. “It’s like when you see the ocean.
“We’ll stop at Scott’s Corners Market for something casual,” she continues, “a cooked chicken, or maybe some meatballs and a salad, and we’ll make pasta when we get home. The house is on three acres, all deer-fenced, so Reggie [her dog, a release from Guiding Eyes] probably goes in and out 10 times in the first hour. After dinner we’ll watch PBS or HBO or read. Just relax.”

That sounds like a Westchester weekend to me!

The Times featured Walter because she’s currently appearing as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt in the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes. If you’re interested, you can purchase tickets through the show’s Web site, www.anythinggoesonbroadway.com.

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY

Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.



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