It’s been a journey of several decades for Glenn Close to bring ALBERT NOBBS to the screen. The actress first played the role of a woman living as a man in Victorian Ireland back in 1982, and she never gave up the idea of turning the play into a movie. When I spoke to Close on October 7, 2011, I asked her about how she turned the character’s virtual silence in the first part of the film into such a moving emotional experience for the audience. Her answer to that, as with the rest of thre interivew, showed great insight and enormous warmth, especially when describing why, when Albert puts on a dress for the first time in many years, it looks wrong. I finished by asking Close to talk about playing one of the most iconic roles in theater, Blanche DuBois, in “A Streetcar Name Desier” at the Royal National Theatre, and about speaking the immortal line about relying on the kindness of strangers.