baby: My first thought when I saw you in Todd Solondzs controversial
new Palindromes was, Look! The 90s sex goddess is
actually letting herself age.
you! Listen, I cannot bear what my generation of actresses are doing to their
faces. Enough already. God bless the Europeans and their very different sense
of what is appealinglike, the other night, I was watching Swimming
Pool and thought, God, please let me look like Charlotte Rampling
when Im 58 years old. Cause everybody still wants to fuck
Charlotte Ramplingshell always be Charlotte Rampling.
But if she started to screw with her eyes, she wouldnt be. And its
not only the rampant surgeryI want to know why these women dress
that way in Hollywood. Hey, I still have a good body, but Im 50 years
old and everybody got to look at it when I was younger and now its not
time for them to look at it.
but when it was timein films like Sea of Love,The
Big Easy and Siestaooo la la.....
totally embraced being referred to as a sex bomb, because for
years I couldnt get those jobs. And I clearly had no problem with sex
scenesI was the naked one on set and felt fine about
it, but everybody else was so panicked that it seemed like it was the only
time I was on top. I always thought, Oh, good, Im
going to be the boss for a day. (laughs)
in earlier work like Diner and Tender Mercies you were usually
relegated to abused waif status. Though Pauline Kael did compare you to Brando
in her Diner review
That was my first movie review ever. You know, Diner was not going
to be released and Kael saw it and wrote a positive review so the studio was
either embarrassed into releasing it or thought, Fuck, we better get
this movie out fast because this brilliant review is gonna come out by the
only real film critic left and we dont even have a release date!
Kael. A few years later, after Sea of Love made you big B.O., you made
some interesting choices that werent so celebrated, thoughlike,
say, Blake Edwards Switch where you played a dead, womanizing
male sent back to earth to redeem himself in the body of a woman. Explain.
knew I could play a man. (laughs) I used to always send my brother my scripts
to read and he said, You have to do Switch because youll
never get a chance to play yourself again. I thought, Hes
kind of right. (laughs)
you may be the butchest sex symbol in history. And thats a compliment.
Okay, I have to ask: Youve starred twice with Robert De Niro [in This
Boys Life and The Fan] and, lately, theres been lots
of talk of how hes trashing his legacy by appearing in stuff
like Meet the Fockers and Hide and Seek. What do you
them all! I have a 15-year-old son who,because of Analyze This and
Meet the Fockers, has now seen every movie Martin Scorsese and Robert
DeNiro have ever made.
just today I read Russell Crowe slamming DeNiros American Express ad,
saying, Hes been disappointing me for a while now.
Im so sorry youre disappointed
.gladiator. Please. Russell
Crowe is a wonderful actor who owes his entire whatever it is to Robert DeNirohes
the spawn of DeNiro. Actually, no, he doesnt deserve that, because Sean
Penn carries DeNiros legacy, not Russell Crowe. How dare he say that
about Robert DeNiro!
shes off! Youre so passionate, Barkin, why dont you act
lazy. (laughs) Also, cause Im not going to leave my family (with
Revlons Ron Perelman) just so I can keep my face on the radar.
badcause its a face that looks ever more intoxicatingly
I am Angie Dickenson, what do you mean? I love her with all my heart and one
of my favorite ever 'celebrity moments' was her saying to me, Let me
meet the young me. So lets just say it again: I am the Angie Dickinson
of my time!
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