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Ben Stiller Explains Oedipal Overtones in Upcoming Broadway Play (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 20th 2011 12:15PM
On 'Today,' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC), Matt Lauer pointed out the inadvertent Oedipal overtones in Ben Stiller's upcoming performance in a revival of 'The House of Blue Leaves,' which is set to open on Broadway next week.

Turns out, Stiller will portray a man who has an affair with a character formerly played by mother Anne Meara when the production debuted in 1971.

"Eww!" said Lauer.

"Yes, eww, Matt," laughed Stiller. "I wanted to explore those themes in my life and get into that. My mom and I are doing some therapy together about it."

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