Frances McDormand Reveals ‘Fargo’ Originally Sent Marge to Anti-Abortion Rally: ‘Can You Imagine?’

Frances McDormand joined Joel Coen and Steve Buscemi at the 2021 Tribeca Festival to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Fargo,” which won the performer her first Academy Award for Best Actress.

McDormand’s humble police detective Marge Gunderson remains one of the Coen Brothers’ most beloved characters, but she could’ve been a bit more polarizing had an original idea to have Marge attend a “right to life protest” been kept in the script.“Is it outing you to ask you to tell them the scene I read first?” McDormand asked Coen.

“Her friend invited her to a right-to-life protest! Oh my God! Can you imagine?”“There are a lot of thought experiments that happen while you’re doing these things,” Coen added.

“Some of them you reject, some of them you don’t…There was a big population in parts of northern Minnesota that were very conservative.”Instead of sending Marge to an anti-abortion rally,

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