A lot of children remember seeing cartoons, ‘Pinocchio’ or ‘Bambi’ or something that breaks their heart. I remember seeing ‘The Blue Angel’ and it breaking my heart. It was the first time I realised there was an adult world – that adults could damage each other or destroy each other emotionally.
I love karaoke. I love maudlin country ballads. In another life, I’d be Loretta Lynn.
Sorry, there’s nothing like a screaming baby to make a mother twitch.
Having children is exciting. Life puts the past into perspective.
I’ve always lived my life fearlessly, and what I want to do with my life, I do.
I think that, to be an artist, you have to have a big enough ego to believe that people out in the world want to see what you think is a good idea. And if you don’t have that sense of ego, then the minute that idea goes into the world, self-doubt kicks in.
My work is made on lines similar to those of a film production. A lot of my work is kind of bureaucratic, endlessly phoning up people, trying to find the cameraman and the lighting man, because I am a total technology-phobe, quite helpless with equipment.
I think people are frightened of women making big decisions.
Anonymity would be a fantastic umbrella. I don’t like intrusion.
I had two primary cancers, which was pretty unusual. And when I got the second one, people told me such terrible bad-news stories, they instigated fears that weren’t there in the first place. I do remember with such gratitude one doctor saying to me, ‘Two primaries? That’s nothing. I’ve seen a patient with six.’
I’ve made lots of big decisions in my life that have shocked people.