Shelley Duvall Makes Her First Film Appearance In 20 Years In ‘The Forest Hills’: ‘I’m Excited To Be Back’

Shelley Duvall Makes Her First Film Appearance In 20 Years In 'The Forest Hills': 'I'm Excited To Be Back'

Shelley Duvall made her film debut 20 years ago in Forest Hills. (Photo: Digital Thunderdome Studio/YouTube) © via Yahoo Entertainment USA Shelly Duvall stars in Forest Hills, her first film in 20 years. (Photo: Digital Thunderdome Studio/YouTube)

Shelly Duvall was one of the most popular actresses of the '70s and '80s, playing iconic roles in era-defining films such as 3 Women , The Shining, and Popeye . But in After a brief appearance in the 2002 film Manna Ke Genet , he left the job and almost disappeared from public view. Two decades later, he returned to the big screen with a pivotal role in the low-budget horror film Forest Hills.

"It's been great fun and I'm excited to be back," Duvall told The Hollywood Reporter after the trailer was released. "He's really enjoying himself and said he misses acting," said a spokesperson for Forest Hills , which is due out sometime next year. (Watch the trailer below.)

Written and directed by Scott Goldberg . In Forest Hills , Chico Mendes plays Rico, a restless soul who may or may not be a werewolf. Entering the Catskills, Rico meets other villagers, including horror legend Dee Wallace and Terminator 2 star Edward Furlong, and is haunted by memories of his violent mother, played by Duvall.

Duvall still has a long way to go back into acting. Last year, the 73-year-old actress gave a lengthy interview to The Hollywood Reporter at her current home in Texas about her decision to leave Los Angeles in the 1990s, where she started the industry in the early 1970s. He also mentioned his controversial 2016 appearance in Dr. Phil , which left many viewers wondering about his mental health.

"I understand what kind of person he is," Duvall said of McGraw and his crew, who were accused of harassing the actress at the time. "My mom didn't like it either. A lot of people said, 'Shelley, you shouldn't have done that.'

Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd in Stanley Kubrick's classic horror film The Shining. (Photo: Warner Bros./Courtesy: Everett Collection) © Courtesy of Yahoo Entertainment USA Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd in Stanley Kubrick's classic horror film The Shining. (Photo: Warner Bros./Courtesy: Everett Collection)

It remains to be seen whether Duvall's appearance at Forest Hills will be the start of his second act or a one-off appearance. But in In a 2021 interview with The Hollywood Reporter , he spoke candidly about his early days in Hollywood. “They were actors who starved when they had parties,” he recalls, many of whom were sometimes invited to parties at the homes of the rich and famous.

"Some have become famous," continued Duvall. "For example, there was a carpenter who made a big fountain for his studio head. Every time the chairman threw a party, everyone saw the fountain." Plot twist: Harrison Ford is a carpenter.

Forest Hills will be released in 2023.

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