A. Absolutely not. And frankly, I dont know anyone who does that. Sarah and Cynthia are very, very hands-on mothers, and its been amazing to watch them be able to do it. But if Im by myself, then Ill have to be the provider and the good mother. Id still like to find a man and have a baby with him if thats possible. I havent given up.
Q. When do you feel happiest?
A. When Im 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. Ive met Angelina. I dont know her well, but what shes 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 theres a purpose to the famousness.
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