For years, I thought the woman in the Monty Python movie was the same lady who played Mrs. Roper in Three's Company. It was a hard mistake to live down, as all of my friends and my then-husband never passed up an opportunity to remind me of my error. Whenever I found myself in a position to defend a stubbornly held belief--(that women have an extra rib, for instance), someone would come back with, "Riiiight....Mrs. Roper...." Having long since learned of the genius brilliance that is Helen Mirren, I am near=mortally chagrined.
But today I must confess that for the past couple of years, I've thought these two were one in the same. It has caused me a great deal of confusion, since I've seen them on everything from David Letterman to The View and have been unable to reckon why I couldn't keep the name straight: "Isla?!" I'd mutter to myself, "I thought her name was Amy Adams!" The whole time I was watching Doubt, I marveled at how the same gal who played the ditz in Wedding Crashers could play such a fine, serious role.