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Nora Dunn Discusses ‘The Lost Husband’ Movie And The ‘Traumatic’ Experience Of SNL

The Saturday Night Live alum discusses why she calls her time on the show “traumatic” and her role in the new film based on a novel by Houston writer Katherine Center.

Nora Dunn in The Lost Husband
Nora Dunn in a scene from The Lost Husband.


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The movie The Lost Husband arrives on streaming services Friday. It's based on the novel of the same name by Houston writer Katherine Center and tells the story of a widow who uproots her children from their lives in Houston to live on her aunt's goat farm in Central Texas.

The film is directed by Houstonian Vicky Wight and was shot on location both here and in the Central Texas town of Round Top., among other locations. It stars Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel, and Nora Dunn, who plays Bibb's Aunt Jean.

Dunn starred on Saturday Night Live back in the 1980s. She's also appeared in a number of films and TV series over the years.

Nora Dunn and Jan Hooks as the Sweeney Sisters on Saturday Night Live.

In the audio above, Dunn tells Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty how The Lost Husband addresses issues of loss and why she called her years on SNL a traumatic experience.

MORE: Katherine Center and Vicky Wight Discuss The Lost Husband Movie

Houstonian Vicky Wight (left) directed the film adaptation of The Lost Husband by bestselling Houston author Katherine Center (right).


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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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