What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.
It's about avoiding reality through various escape routes that become addictions and lead to Hell. My character is addicted to television, chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son, which has no basis in reality.
I couldn't kill a chicken, I couldn't kill a cow - I was a vegetarian too at that time - so I thought, well what is there that I could kill? I couldn't kill this and I couldn't kill that.
So I was at the Actor's Studio, thinking about this, and I happened to glance over to the other side of the stage and I saw the ugliest chair I have ever seen. And I thought, 'Well, I could kill that chair!'
I did my famous cabbage soup diet, so I was able to do it.
I talked to women who lived there, to get their speech patterns and outlook on life - and how narrow that is.
I always wanted to play Joan of Arc. I've always wanted to do that. Now I'm thinking, 'Maybe there's a story in Joan of Arc's mother!' If I don't hurry up, her grandmother!
I do like to work with young directors because it's such a difficult business that I think after directors have been around a while sometimes, not always, but sometimes their passion gets siphoned off because they get hurt.
They pulled Resurrection out of the theatres, so it was running in New York and I was nominated for the Oscar and there was no ad in the newspapers to say it was running. So it was literally killed.
To me, it's a very moral film. If my son were a teenager now, I would drag him to see it.
Their life is about getting enough money to put food on the table to feed their children, and that's it.
Nobody would want to leave that film to go get high.
The interesting thing about doing a play is to find a way to make it fresh and do it as though you were doing it for the first time.
It's a sin to have your films not to make money.
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