Gillian Flynn
September 21, 2001 AT 04:00 AM EDT

ON THE HOT SEAT Actress Anne Heche on 20/20 with Barbara Walters Sept. 5, plugging her memoir, Call Me Crazy.

TASK Prove her title is past tense.

FORUM Über-tearjerker Walters caters to Another World-weary star.

PERFORMANCE Heche started with a mini-breakdown (Walters soothed: ”Take your time….We’ll do this together”). Once composed, the 32-year-old said she ”believes” she was molested as a child by her father, and that as an adult, she thought for years she was Celestia, the reincarnation of God. (She chatted with the Big Guy in a special alien language.) After her much-ballyhooed romance with Ellen DeGeneres crumbled last year, Heche said a voice advised her to take Ecstasy and board a spaceship. Now claiming complete sanity, she has married an unfortunately named guy (Coley Laffoon) and become pregnant. But it’s gonna be awfully hard to believe her playing, say, Christina Ricci‘s therapist in Prozac Nation—which premiered days later at the Toronto film festival.

GRADE Is there Method acting to this madness? D

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