The last scene in Judy hit close to home for Leigh Nash.
Drawn and defeated, Judy Garland’s breathtaking last performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” depicted by Renée Zellweger, was a poignant scene for the solo artist and Sixpence None the Richer singer.
“In that last scene, she’s singing, and she knows she’s fired, she knows she’s out, and she knows her goose is cooked,” says Nash. “She comes out, she takes over the stage when she’s kind of unwelcome, and the crowd sees all of it. It’s such a raw scene that was really inspiring but also hit on my own insecurities, like ’is that me? Is that going to be me?’ I don’t want that.”