Kyle MacLachlan on his new film ‘Capone’ and quarantine life

Long gone to wherever ruthless Chicago gangsters of the ’20s and ’30s go,
real-life killer Al Capone is living again in Vertical Entertainment’s “Capone.”

Kyle MacLachlan: “Tom Hardy plays him. It takes place after Capone’s near-decade of imprisonment. Authorities let him out for his final months. Suffering from dementia, he was at his Palm Island home in Florida with his wife Mae and son. Matt Dillon and Kathrine Narducci play family friends. My character was his doctor, who in this is named Karlock — and was also not such a good guy.

“We shot a couple of months in Louisiana. Pontchartrain. I definitely didn’t mind the extra 25 minutes it took me to cross the bridge, so — big surprise! — I preferred staying in New Orleans.

“A scene is when I come to visit, and his wife — who’s boss of the house and played by Linda Cardellini — says Al’s incontinent. From my doctor bag, I bring out adult diapers and have to convince this feared gangster to put them on.

“This doctor takes on two characters. In the beginning, he’s caring. But in the last months, his interest turns to learning where Capone hid all his millions, which until now nobody’s found.”

OK. Back to today. Kyle quarantining?

“Oh, please. I’m our head chef. I do lots of cooking. We’re in California, so then I get our son, Callum, off to Zoom school for his 9:45 a.m. class in New York. Next, I make breakfast for me — and lunch.”

Dog show Sunday, no ponies

Maybe if you’re over 12, you’ll remember gorgeous blonde Bo Derek, who starred in blockbusters like 1981’s “Tarzan, the Ape Man.” Now she’s giving four arfs to NBC’s “Beverly Hills Dog Show,” to air Sunday. It taped earlier, when chihuahuas still peed on red carpets.

Bo: “Celebrities tend to be dog crazy. Our world’s artificial, make believe, fantasy so there’s something about going home to our spoiled, adored pets, who live better than some humans.”

Co-host John O’Hurley: “Our dogs walk down a catwalk, which is so Beverly Hills. It’s not as stuffy as Westminster in the east.”

Really? Not as big either.

Pay attention

The film of the original Broadway “Hamilton” production, debuts on Disney’s streaming service July 3. Disney+ paid $75 mil for it … Thanks to Little Italy for distributing restaurant gift baskets … For three months, CBS’s “The Good Fight” and Broadway Stages — where “Blue Bloods,” “Madam Secretary” and “Orange Is the New Black”” filmed — donated their Wilson Rivas Craft Services to feeding seniors, plus their East New York warehouse to the Campaign Against Hunger.

Prez pardon

Five presidents came from NY: Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore and Donald. Chester Arthur, from foreign territory Vermont, became a New York lawyer and was sworn in at 123 Lexington Ave.’s brownstone. His successor, Grover Cleveland, came from Jersey. Nearby. If he’s reminded, nice Joe Biden’s from Scranton. Only one other’s from Pennsylvania. James Buchanan. And he was born in 1791.

This has nothing to do with nothing but, being a New York lover, just thought I’d mention it.

Benefit set

More than 245 LIRR employees and 2,400 MTA workers tested positive for the coronavirus. NYC Transit OK’d providing $500,000 death benefits to each family of a worker killed by the virus. Watch NY’s Hospital Workers Union demand similar benefits.

About her blind date: “I’m not implying he was boring. I’m only saying that his varicose veins kept him from being completely colorless.”

Only in New York, kids, only in New York.

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