Patti LuPone was blithely swanning down the Tonys red carpet over the weekend when a little man, bless his heart, wanted to know why President Donald Trump should see her show, War Paint, which is on Broadway now.
Patti’s face stiffened for a moment, then broke into a pinched smile.
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“Well, I hope he doesn’t,” she said, her eyes sparking with venom and the brilliance of a thousand diamonds. “Because I won’t perform if he does.” ‘
LuPone closed her eyes. She inhaled the pain and fury that women have endured silently for centuries, exhaled pure Pretty Women ‘tude. With just one word, she baited him. Yes, she said. “Really.”
“Tell me why,” he said.
And then, oh, oh, oh.
“Because I hate the motherf*cker,” she said. “How’s that?”