What the hell happened to Kathleen Turner's voice?
I am pleased to see Kathleen Turner on the newest season of Californication. I've always liked her as an actress, and it's always a bonus to see an older actress in a good role. She's gained a fair amount of weight, but again, it's refreshing to see an actress who's not a size 4 in a significant role. It has taken a little getting used to her new, erm, look, but that's fine. I just like seeing her.
Listening to her is something else, however. In the 80s, her voice was husky but with a sultry, smokey quality...this is probably why she voiced Jessica Rabbit. Now, however, she is heavy on the "smokey"--as in, she sounds like she's smoked 3 packs a day for the last 20 years. Her voice is so gravelly that it distracts me--I'm trying to figure out what she's saying, and trying to get past, "Holy shit, what happened?"
But seriously--holy shit, what happened?