Actress Mariel Hemingway connects with her fans and audiences in the documentary "Running From Crazy". She addresses the issues of mental illness and suicide, how it has impacted her famous family and how she has met the challenge of it.
Mariel Hemingway is known throughout the film world as an actress unafraid of playing controversial, society-challenging roles. She has acted as a lesbian or bisexual woman in more than one television and movie role even though she is not gay. Thus her having the strength and ability to address the issue of suicide and mental illness within her family through a documentary in which she is a featured actor is not a surprise to those entertainment insides who know her or who have followed her career.
In a recent interview she revealed that part of her coping mechanisms include educating her daughters, Langley and Dree while also embracing yoga, meditation, a holistic lifestyle and constant introspection.
Her ability to connect with the average person is one of her special attributes and show the different dimensions of a character are some of the attributes that have made her such a valued commodity as an actress. Throughout her acting career she has taken on the roles that require both introspection and depth of character and she has conveyed the traits on screen. It is one of the aspects that allows her to connect with viewers both on and off the movie and television screens.
She is the leader of one of Hollywood's leading families and this documentary shows how she continues to hold up her family's great legacy while overcoming the challenges her exceptionally talented family members and herself have faced.
Mariel Hemingway takes on a difficult topic and handles it with the honesty, grace and talent that one comes to expect from a superior actress.