December 23, 2013 12:00 PM

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In Grudge Match you spar with Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro. Why were you drawn to the film?

I would beg, borrow or steal to get a great comedy because I love to laugh. This just rang true. Sly is a very funny guy, and De Niro is soft-spoken and lovely. You just want to watch him.

This is your highest-profile role in a while. What have you learned?

I’ve been so blessed because I’ve had such longevity. I’m not a big red carpet girl. But I love the work. In this business you can be on top of the world and at the bottom of the barrel, and you’re grape juice. I’ve been at both ends. It can make you become who you really are.

Your daughter Ireland [with ex-husband Alec Baldwin] is now a model.

She grew up in the limelight, but I tried to provide stability and a quieter world. I think she wanted to stick her foot in and see what it would bring. And she’s doing extremely well. You just want them to follow their own path, and she totally did this on her own.

You’ve talked about struggling with anxiety. How are you now?

I’ve had my trials and tribulations, but now I wake up and enjoy life. I didn’t want to live on drugs. I wanted to face everything I was afraid of. I did my first skydive the other day, and falling 12,500 feet out of an airplane was exhilarating! I want to conquer any fear before I leave here.

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