"''Soapdish"'' is a 1991 comedy film which tells a backstage story of the cast and crew of a popular television soap opera.
It was directed by Michael Hoffman, from a screenplay by Robert Harling and Andrew Bergman.
The central character, a vain aging actress, was played by Sally Field. Also in the cast were Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue, Cathy Moriarty, Whoopi Goldberg, Garry Marshall, Teri Hatcher, Kathy Najimy and Carrie Fisher.
Kevin Kline was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Soapdish was produced by Sally Field's then husband Alan Greisman. Field stars as Celeste Talbert, the long-time star of a popular daytime drama "''The Sun Also Sets"''. Her pal is the show's writer Rose Schwartz, played by Whoopi Goldberg. The show's producer, David Seaton Barnes, is played by Robert Downey, Jr. Supporting player and bombshell Montana Moorehead (Cathy Moriarty) connives to replace Celeste Talbert as the lead. Toward that end, she promises sexual favors to the producer. Meanwhile, twenty years before, Talbert had a falling out with fellow actor and boyfriend Jeffrey Anderson (Kevin Kline...
|producer|| Alan Greisman|
|writer||Robert Harling (writer)|
|starring|| Sally Field|
Robert Downey Jr.