Guest Picks: Kathleen Chalfant

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Actors Nina Arianda and Kathleen Chalfant in the WNYC studios

Kathleen Chalfant was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the off-Broadway play "Tales from Red Vienna." She also told us what she's been reading recently. Find out what else Kathleen Chalfant's a fan of!

What have you read or seen over the past year that moved or surprised you?

         Lots but especially La Bellezza and American Hustle - and like everyone else The Goldfinch. Also, oddly, Laurence Leamer's The Kennedy Women.


What are you listening to right now?

         Mahler and Belle Amie - my granddaughter's band's disk


What’s the last great book you read?

         The Goldfinch, also loved Beautiful Ruins.


What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

         Country Music


What’s your favorite comfort food?

         Spaghetti with oil, garlic, parsley and hot pepper.