A. Absolutely not. And frankly, I don’t know anyone who does that. Sarah and Cynthia are very, very hands-on mothers, and it’s been amazing to watch them be able to do it. But if I’m by myself, then I’ll have to be the provider and the good mother. I’d still like to find a man and have a baby with him if that’s possible. I haven’t given up.
Q. When do you feel happiest?
A. When I’m walking my dogs.
Q. What woman most inspires you?
A. Wow, so many. My mom. Angelina. Hillary Clinton. Maya Angelou. Helen Mirren.
Q. Have you met all of them?
A. I’ve met Angelina. I don’t know her well, but what she’s done is fantastic.
Q. Because she gives a significant portion of her salary to the charities she works with?
A. Yes, and just because of the fact that she has adopted kids. I admire anyone who adopts children.
Q. Many people involved with charities say they get back more than they give. Do you?
A. Absolutely. I love acting, but you can get lost in the shallow aspects of it. The charitable work I do makes me feel like my fame is worth something, like there’s a purpose to the famousness.
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