Andy Cohen Shares How His Late Friend Natasha Richardson Still Inspires Him

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Apr 26, 2019
11:42 P.M.
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Tv host, Andy Cohen remembers his late celebrity friend, Natasha Richardson who he referred to as a point of inspiration.


While speaking with Hoda Kotb on “Quotes by… with Hoda” show, where famous faces get to share their favorite quotes, life lessons, and inspiration, Cohen mentioned that “Cabaret” which was performed by the late Natasha Richardson in 1988 is and has always been a focal point for him to draw inspiration. 


The “Watch What Happens Live!” host went on to recite precisely the part of the musical that “speaks to him.”

"'What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. Life is a cabaret, old chum. Come to the cabaret,'" Cohen recounted.

He continued while explaining that:

"It's, like, come hear the music. What are you doing inside? Live your life. Go out,”


Following this, Andy Cohen took off on to a nostalgic path as he fondly recounted some moments with his late friend and some of Richardson’s achievement concerning “Cabaret.” 

“And then the tenth anniversary of my dear friend Natasha Richardson's very untimely passing, and if anything represented her, it was this sentiment. And not only did she win the Tony for this song, but there would be times where late at night, a group of friends would gather, and we would coax her into singing that song.” He said.

The celebrity host also mentioned how Natasha lived her life according to what she preached in “Cabaret.” "It was so the way she lived her life every minute of it,” he stated. Andy made it known that he plans on giving his son some insights through Richardson’s musical.


While she was alive, Natasha Richardson was famous for both her stage and screen acts. The “Cabaret” star was born in 1963 to parents who were part of the showbiz world. While her father Tony Richardson was a producer, her mother Vanessa Redgrave, was an actress.

Natasha began the art of role-playing with stage acting and is best known for “Cabaret.” Her role in the musical earned her several awards such as the Drama Desk Award, Critic Circle Award, and Tony Award.

Natasha Richardson during Merchant Ivory's "The White Countess" Premiere | Photo: Getty Images


As she widened her horizon to screen acting, Richardson appeared in several movies including “Every Picture Tells a Story,” “Blow Dry,” “Maid in Manhattan” “The Comfort of Strangers” and “Wild Child” among a host of others.

Natasha Richardson passed on in 2009 after falling in a Skiing expenditure which resulted in a severe head injury. She was married twice to movie maker, Robert Fox from 1990 to 1992 and actor Liam Neeson with whom she had two sons.