Ebert also spoke about her upcoming directorial debut, a documentary about Deborah Szekely, known as the “godmother of health and fitness,” who celebrated her 100th birthday on May 3rd.
“She started a center for new citizens who come into the United States. She wrote a book that Congress uses today to tell you what to do when you first get elected to Congress,” Ebert notes. “Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide was her idea. She put it together and it’s now in its 17th edition. She’s lived an extraordinary life, and to spend the day with someone who at 100 was still inspiring me was something that I wanted to document.”
To read Ebert’s complete conversation with Deadline, click here.