What’s Andie MacDowell Up To Anyway?
Marc Gordon - February 24, 2018

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

Andie MacDowell completely took our breathe away with her roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Groundhog Day.  From there, we assumed we’d be seeing a whole lot more of the star.  To our surprise, she actually took a step back from acting instead.
 
She is not completely out of the spotlight, but she’s definitely appeared much less than we had hoped for. So what happened exactly?  She began her acting career in 1984, however her 1989 movie, Sex, Lies and Videotape was the role that gave her a big break.  She was nominated for several roles which helped her gain bigger roles in other films.
 
It seemed as though she was on her way to becoming America’s sweetheart, but somehow she did things slightly different.  She continued acting, and even became the ambassador to LÓreal, but her roles as the star have faded out.  MacDowell has never really stopped working completely, people just tend to forget about her until they are reminded.  As it turns out, she’s really not bothered by it all, and is completely fine with not being the star of the show.
 
She explains that she wants to keep things personal, and not share everything with the rest of the world.   MacDowell reveals that she’s in fact a nerd and an introvert.  She went through a painful divorce, and was able to use her personal experience to play the role of a divorced character.

 
When she’s not acting, she’s at her Montana ranch, where she aims to connect with the wildlife there together with her two daughters.  MacDowell also enjoys hiking and staying in shape.   Although you probably didn’t notice, she’s currently filming two projects. One in entitled The Beach House, and the other The Last Laugh.  She’s still around, don’t worry!