Child's Play: Julie Powell Talks About Having Her Life Made Into a Movie. Kind Of.
Word is the Dallas Museum of Art still has overflow-simulcast tickets left for tonight's appearance by Julie Powell, the former blogger-turned-book author whose moniker makes up one half of the movie title Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as the Austin native who spent a year cooking her way through Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. My review of Nora Ephron's adaptation of both Powell's book and Child's sparkling memoir My Life in France will appear in next week's paper version of Unfair Park, as the movie opens August 7.
But Powell's in town today -- hey, look, she had tacos for lunch -- and about an hour ago we sat down at her hotel to talk about having one's life story merged, at times rather uncomfortably, with that of a cultural icon who taught the world to cook and taught a self-proclaimed government drone "what it takes to find your way in the world," as Powell writes in the book. Below is our interview, fresh out of the oven. And for those playing along at home, you can still find her blog -- The Julie/Julia Project -- resting comfortably right here.
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