These are complicated times we are living in right now, and as a Hollywood star you don’t necessarily lead the simplest existence yourself. How have you spent the last two years – apart from making films?
The same, simple way as most people. At least if you have small children. Cleaning and washing dishes and doing six loads of laundry every day, as long as our Saint Bernard wasn’t chasing me around the kitchen. I changed diapers, too, of course. Not mine, but my children’s. Though the day will come when I will have to wear them again myself. When my kids grow out of them, it’ll be my turn.
How do you manage not to take yourself too seriously despite all the praise that you certainly receive?
In the world I grew up in, in Cincinnati, Ohio, my father was an anchorman and television host and my aunt Rosemary was a singer and actress. I saw how little it has to do with you. It’s all about luck. The problem with famous people is that they actually think they are geniuses. You get famous and you tell yourself, “Of course I should be famous. And I earned it all!” But you didn’t. You just got lucky.