For nearly 50 years, actor Kathy Bates has captivated audiences with her roles on Broadway, in film and on television. She has received numerous honors for her work including two Emmy’s, two Golden Globes, an Obie and an Academy Award.

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In an upcoming episode of Dr. Phil’s new podcast “Phil In The Blanks,” she says she’s a big fan of Dr. Phil and admits she watches the television program – in part – to help her in her work.

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“I really love watching people’s expressions – what they don’t say. That fascinates me,” says the Oscar winner.

Watch Thursday’s episode to learn more about some of the techniques she uses to develop the characters she portrays.

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Plus, find out what Kathy, a two-time cancer survivor who is living with Lymphedema, is doing to further public awareness about the condition as a spokeswoman for LE&RN; the Lymphatic Education & Research Network.

Check here to find out where you can watch Thursday’s Dr. Phil.

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