|I've talked about myself for three days and I'm really bored
On time spent promoting animated film Barnyard
(2006) in which she provides voice of hen named Etta
was just coming into her own at 40.
|I get so exhausted with people's perception of what I must
be like to be 40 when it's actually wonderful. It's incredibly
fabulous. I've never felt sexier in my whole life. I can wear
sexy clothes because I've got an incredible body and I happen
to be 43 but it's really not that hard, all you have to do is
work out a little bit and it's not like everything is falling
apart. I don't know why, what it is that, you know, this magical
number, everything's suppose to go downhill. I actually feel
better about myself. I know who I am. I feel strong. I feel
like I have integrity and intelligence more so than I ever did
in my whole life. Who is it that came up with this idea that
you were going to fall apart?
Interview 2002, at age 43
|I live in a small town now, so beauty salons are sort of like
where all the gossip ruminates where I live.
|I mean, how many times does an actress get to play a school
headmistress and then go out and have sex on top of a tombstone?
Even when I see it now, I blush.
On role in movie Crush (2001)
|I must be thankful that I get to do intense dramatic roles,
because it takes so much more, whereas I've been doing L'Oreal
forever, and I can do that in my sleep.
|I think hidden underneath a lot of teachers are very sexy
|I think I would be more concerned about a sexually risque
movie, than a movie that reveals a truth that needs to be revealed.
|I think the human body is beautiful, and I don't really have
a huge problem in dealing with it, but it's the context, the
environment and what I feel about it that that makes the difference
|I feel very comfortable in the UK. I could see myself living
in the Cotswolds. I love it. I've had some great experiences.
This is my fourth film here, and people seem to accept me. It's
always nice to be accepted and welcomed.