Marsha Mason Saying Goodbye New Mexico, Hello New York

Marsha Mason

After nearly 17 years of living on her 250 acre ranch/organic farm in New Mexico, Marsha Mason is getting ready to pull up stakes and return to New York to live – and if that brings more acting assignments, so much the better.

“I had the farm and the business and was running all of that at the same time as continuing to work as an actress.  I really want to downsize and simplify now,” explains the four-time Oscar nominee, who earned critical raves for her just-completed off-Broadway run in “I Never Sang For My Father.”

Coincidentally enough, after not having acted for months, she was suddenly needed on both coasts simultaneously, as she was called to L.A. to do a showcase guest appearance tonight night (5/5), playing Patricia Heaton’s mom on a Mother’s Day-themed episode of ABC’s “The Middle.”

“I adore Patricia,” she notes.  As for whether she’ll return?  “Who knows?  I mean, I am playing her mother.”