Daily Dialogue theme next week: Stephen King
Scott Myers
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Annie Wilkes: The swearing, Paul. There, I said it.

Paul Sheldon: The, uh, profanity bothers you?

Annie Wilkes: It has no nobility.

Paul Sheldon: These are slum kids, I was a slum kid. Everybody talks like that.

Annie Wilkes: THEY DO NOT! What do you think I say when I go to the feedstore in town, “Oh, now Wally, give me a bag of that F-in’ pig feed, and ten pounds of that bitchly cow corn”? And the bank do I tell Mrs. Bollinger, “Oh, here’s one big bastard of a check, give me some of your Christ-ing money?” [annie spills soup]THERE, LOOK THERE, SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!

Trivia: Stephen King was quite impressed with Kathy Bates’ performance in this film. So much so, that he later wrote two more roles for her. The title role in his novel, “Dolores Claiborne” was written with Bates in mind. King also wrote the script for The Stand(1994). His original novel featured a (male) character named Ray Flowers. Upon hearing that Bates wanted to be involved in the miniseries, King re-wrote the part as a woman (Rae Flowers), just so Bates could play the part.