Connie Nielsen on “Boss”
If Kelsey Grammer’s Tom Kane character is supposed to be some version of Daley, and Jeff Hephner’s Ben Zajac is supposed to be some extremely reckless version of Alexi Giannoulias and James Vincent Meredith’s Ald. Ross character’s afro is supposed to represent part Tim Evans and part Dorothy Tillman’s hats, then who in the hell is Nielsen’s Meredith Kane supposed to be? The screen—and this city!—has never seen or experienced anyone quite like her. If all politicians’ wives were like this, jail time would be considered a vacation for our governors.
Best of Chicago 2011