LAST GIFT I PURCHASED
A gigantic hammer that I’m giving my husband [writer-director Brad Hall] for his birthday. It’s a folk art hammer that was probably used for the front of a store or something 100 years ago. It’s fantastic-very weird and kitsch.
LAST THING I COOKED
Blueberry-banana pancakes! I use this great stuff, Bob’s Red Mill. I like to make a proper breakfast [for son Charles, 14. Her eldest, Henry, 19, is away at college]. It’s a good way to start the day.
LAST TEXT MESSAGE I SENT
To my friend, saying, “I can’t come to the book party. I just broke a tooth.” I was eating a fruit-and-nut bar and the next thing I knew, a cap broke off. It was the strangest thing, but it’s a molar, so you can’t really see, thank Christ!
LAST SONG I BOUGHT
Whatever the most recent thing Adele does, because I’m so crazy about her. I just love her. So it’s all Adele, all the time, as far as I’m concerned.
LAST CELEBRITY I SAW
LeBron James. I hugged him! He bent his knees and crouched over like he was hugging a mouse. He could not have been nicer, and I got major cred with my son.
The actress stars in the HBO series Veep, which premieres April 22.