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Gena Rowlands on her new film 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks'

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There are not too many leading roles for 84-year-old actresses in Hollywood these days. So, when Emmy and Golden Globe winner Gena Rowlands discovered she was the main contender to be the star of a new feature film, her curiosity was piqued. 

The movie, "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," is set in Florida and focuses on a retired widow named Lily. Lily enrolls in a series of in-home, ballroom dance lessons with a handsome private instructor, played by Cheyenne Jackson. Over the course of six weeks, the two wind up revealing a lot to each other - including the fact that Michael, the dance teacher, is gay.

Alex Cohen recently sat down with the two stars in a hotel in Beverly Hills to talk about the film.