Anna Heche’s highest-rated film of her career is 1997’s Donnie Brasco, with an 88% critical and 89% viewer rating. rotten tomatoes. She plays Maggie, the ungrateful wife of undercover FBI agent Joe Pistone (Johnny Depp), who successfully infiltrates the mafia under the guise of Donnie Brasco. While the focus of the critically acclaimed film was actually the friendship between Lefty and Donnie, played believably by Al Pacino and Depp, Heche plays Joe/Donnie’s long-suffering wife, who shows her displeasure with his job when she remarks, “You said it it should have been three months, it’s been going on for two years.” She had to raise their three daughters alone during his six years of undercover work, and he visited them from time to time.
In a 2021 interview dj mad max, Heche spoke about her experience working with Johnny Depp and making their relationship believable. “The couple didn’t have many scenes, but the ones we created… you believed that we were married and suffering. It’s not easy to do when you know you’ve got four days… we’ll get slapped and all. But it takes a lot of trust, and he’s just the greatest.” In a career filled with great roles, Donnie Brasco remains a highlight for the actress.