• The actress, 48, has Oscar buzz as an ex-con in I’ve Loved You So Long.
DID YOU LIKE SHOOTING THE FILM WITHOUT MAKEUP?
I loved having to leave vanity at the door. I never had to look at myself during the shooting of the film once.
ANY DOWNSIDES TO PLAYING AN EX-CON?
The cigarettes I had to smoke! I couldn’t even look at another one for months afterward.
WHAT’S BEEN YOUR FAVORITE REVIEW SO FAR?
Somebody compared my performance to Steve McQueen. That’s the ultimate compliment to me: to be compared to a man!