The Big Picture

  • Hollywood mourns the passing of iconic actress Piper Laurie, who had an impeccable career spanning over half a century and earned multiple award nominations.
  • Laurie's portrayal of Margaret White, Carrie's terrifying mother, in Brian De Palma's Carrie challenged traditional horror villain roles with a nuanced and empathetic performance.
  • The physical transformation of Laurie's character in Carrie, along with her outstanding acting, showcased her versatility as an actor and left a lasting impact on the horror genre.