Taking to Twitter this past Wednesday to share the good news that she’ll be sticking around for a long time to come, Kathy Bates has finally broken her silence after going quiet this past May following the cancellation of Harry’s Law on NBC and her diagnosis with cancer.
Hey All, sorry for the long silence. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago & am recovering from a double mastectomy. I don’t miss my breasts as much as I miss Harry’s Law. Thanks for all the sweet tweets. Y’all kept me going.”
The news of Bates beating cancer comes for the second time around. The 64 year-old was previously diagnosed back in 2003 with ovarian cancer. This time she won’t have to deal with radiation or chemotherapy she informed People Magazine.
Now that she’s back in the swing of things Bates is rumored to be working on the 2012 movie production of ‘Starbright’ in the role of Rachel. The fantasy is scheduled for a December 2013 release and follows “young orphan escapes the realities of her life by fantasizing about and then entering a fairy tale world.” The ‘Titanic’ performer, who has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress, will co-star alongside James Earl Jones and Sarah Bolger.
Over the years Bates has been seen in dozens of film and television roles. She is best known for her work in ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’, ‘About Schmidt’, ‘The Office’, ‘Alice’ the TV mini-series, ‘Six Feet Under’, ‘Revolutionary Road’, ‘Midnight in Paris’, ‘You May Not Kiss the Bride’ and ‘P.S. I Love You’. Bates has also directed several different projects that include an episode of ‘Oz’ the TV series, ‘NYPD Blue’ and ‘Everwood’, the former teen series on the WB.
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