From NBC’s charming rom-com About a Boy to Lifetime’s biblical miniseries The Red Tent (debuting Dec. 7), Minnie Driver is having one very busy fall—and that’s not even including her surprising role in the sleeper hit Beyond the Lights or her appearance in Peter Pan Live! on NBC.
EW asked Driver to share memories of the projects that paved her path through Hollywood:
Circle of Friends (1995)
“I had been working pretty consistently in television in England, but that was my first big film role. I was so broke. I was trying to be a musician. I had been living in Uruguay with my sister, and I came back for Christmas and I met with Pat O’Connor, the director. I don’t think I looked the part, but he clearly saw Benny in me. I remember the casting director saying, ‘The girl that they cast as the beautiful girl is going to get all the attention, and you need to just know that you’re going to do a wonderful job.’ It gave me my whole career, that movie.”