Mimi Weddell and Jyll Johnstone Take Their Hats Off

The new documentary Hats Off follows the life of 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell. The film captures the essence of this most unusual woman, named at age 90 by New York Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in New York," whose full-time acting career began at age 65 upon the passing of her husband, and whose daily routine mocks the traditional image of old age. From grueling 14-hour days at cattle call auditions to her weekly gymnastics and dance workouts, Ms. Weddell exudes a 'can-do, will do' attitude in the face of life's trials and tribulations, and moves through her challenges with grace, encouraging us all to be more than we are.

We recently caught up with Mimi and the director of her documentary, Jyll Johnstone, for a very funny and insightfull chat about Mimi's life in The Business.



HATS OFF -- the acclaimed documentary by Canobie Films, starring Mimi Weddell. All materials © 2008