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Old 10-05-2009, 08:39 PM
Ruffian Ruffian is offline
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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?
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:58 PM
St. Anger St. Anger is offline
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She hit menopause and it all went down hill from there. She might even be a man at this point.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:03 PM
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Don't know if it has done anything to her voice, but a fair amount of the weight gain and puffiness has been the result of steroids and other medications she takes for pretty severe arthritis.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:14 PM
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I'm guessing the OP missed her recurring role on Friends as Chandler's father.

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