Studio City Patch local editor Mike Szymanski is a personal friend of actress Sally Kirkland. That connection enabled him to get to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank to do a video interview with the 71-year-old Oscar nominated performer after surgery for a weekend mishap at the Studio City Film Festival.

Kirkland is remarkably calm about the whole thing, even though she says the broken ankle and rehabilitation from her CAP Theatre fall will prevent her from walking for three months and has forced her to cancel four projects. “Life happens,” she noted.

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