QUEEN BEES – interview with Courtney Gains


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Queen Bees is a romantic comedy that stars an ensemble featuring Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Christopher Lloyd, Loretta Devine and Jane Curtin and Courtney Gaines in a small role.

Directed by Michael Lembek, QUEEN BEES is the story of independent senior Helen (Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn), who moves into a nearby retirement community ― just temporarily. Once behind the doors of Pine Grove Senior Community, she encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying “mean girls” the likes of which she hasn’t encountered since high school, all of which leaves her yearning for the solitude of home. But somewhere between flower arranging and water aerobics Helen discovers that it’s never too late to make new friends and perhaps even find a new love.  

Courtney made his film debut in 1984’s Children Of The Corn and has been making movies for over three decades. He has appeared in Back To The Future, The Burbs opposite Tom Hanks and Bruce Dern, the ensemble WWII drama Memphis Belle and has had a recurring role in the tv series The Guardian with Simon Baker. Greg had a chat with Courtney about his career, the changes he has seen in the industry over 30 years and the opportunity to work with such a distinguished cast on Queen Bees


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