Her ego is in full bloom and that makes it crazy fun! And there's a lot that I bring to it from my experience in the entertainment business in the last 30 years. I've made a career for myself, but there are jobs I didn't get. In this business, you're constantly trying to keep your head above water and get good work. So there's always a feeling of desperation.
No. Because I had children when I was working, there were a lot of things I didn't do because I didn't want to travel. Had I made different choices, my career would have gone another direction, but then I wouldn't have been able to look after my kids in the same way. I feel very lucky, knowing that nothing is perfect. And you can't have it all.
Of course you can't have it all. That's absurd! It doesn't mean you shouldn't pursue what you desire. It's not possible to do and have everything all the time. So you have to make choices. And I don't think that's an antifeminist statement. I don't mean you have to sacrifice who you are or cower in a corner because of some stupid-ass glass ceiling. But if you realize that, then I think you can free yourself up to prioritize.
Being home. Getting my work done in time so I'm able to pick up my son after his volleyball practice. I've been gone a lot this year, and it has been hard. And so now I want to be home, home, home, home.
Exerciseanything that gets my heart moving. I run, I hike, and I take these classes where you get on the treadmill, then you do these things while on a BOSU ball, then you get back on the treadmill.
I hate bike riding. I took a spin class onceI've never been more miserable. I don't know why. Maybe it was because I was late to learn how to ride a bike? I can't stand it.
Yeah, and you're working out just from the waist down. I want to work out everything. It drives me crazymuch to my husband's dismay, because he is a huge bike rider. He wishes I would bike with him.
We hike together. In fact, for our anniversary last year, we did a huge hike up in the Santa Monica mountains. It was about eight miles, and we had a picnic. What's great about hiking is that it's physically challenging and there's something meditative about it.
Oh, no, of course I do! I think it's OK to cut yourself a breakor I just get my fat ass up and get going. Ultimately guilt is a great motivator. Guilt has its advantages!
Getting older. It's like, "Yeah, this is who I am, f--- off." as opposed to, "This is who I am, I'm sorry." You know, there's something about getting older and owning who you are that is a good thing.
Let's not forget the teen years. Which were excruciating. There was this period in my late teens when I got really heavy and was body-conscious. Then there was that time when the oversized look was in. When I started on Christine, the costume designer was like, "You need to wear tighter clothes." At first, I was appalled. Then I went with it and there was a turn for me: Show your shape! Because I'm not slim-hipped, I have curves. Own that.
Oh, yeah, definitely! Yeah, yeah, yeah!
I try to push the worry down and pull the Spanx up!
I did not wear sunscreen when I was younger. When you're a teenager, you feel like you're going to live forever. I did have a little basal cell removed from my faceit's this little tiny scar here [points to the left side of her face]. It was six or seven years ago I had that removed.
I have this massive pimple on my chin, and I don't know where that came from. It's that kind that kills youit really hurts. That aside, in terms of products, I use a lot of La Prairie. You know what else is really good? Aquaphor that you can get at the drugstore. I use it on my dry hands at night.
Oh, yeah, he doesn't want me to do that at all.
Two things: One is I like that he likes me as I amthat's important to me. And also, that maybe one day i'm going to get a face-lift! [laughs, motioning to her neck] I gotta fix this! But I'm terrified of surgery. A weird thing, though, is that watching yourself age on camera is amazing. Well, it's not amazing, but it is a bizarre thing to witness in public. All of a sudden, when I turn my head, it's like, What the hell is that doing there? That definitely wasn't there before!
It's called a neck that goes bad. That Nora Ephron book [I Feel Bad About My Neck] is true. But that's why God invented scarves.
I don't have any real tips except marry my husband. That's a terrible tip! Everyone, just marry my husband!
I have lots of small fears. Like a dental emergency when I'm out of the country. Tooth pain is not good. I don't want to be in the Galápagos Islands and need to have a root canalthat's what I'm trying to tell you. Another small fear is lice. And I guess my big fear would be death. So, you know, I'd rather not die. I'd like to die at a very late age with everything intact. That would be ideal.
When you have kids, you don't really understand that if you do your job well, they leave you. And that's a very strange thing to come to terms with....I'm trying to think of it as positive and not scary. But it is, in fact, both.
With my children, cuddled up all together on the couch. That's why I liked the end of the movie The Descendants. Remember when they're on the couch, just watching TV? I wept during that moment, because there's something unsaid and physically intimate that I loved.