Jane Seymour on East of Eden
Jane Seymour and Oprah
Oprah: I was just looking at some clips of your performance in East of Eden almost twenty years ago, and I think there was no other Kate. In my mind, you personified all that she was and captured that in a way that I still marvel. What did it take to do?

Jane: I think it was the best role of my career. It was an incredible journey. I read the book and then I read his journals...and I just kept reading the book and the journals. Every day, I read what Steinbeck wrote about his mental state as he was writing the book. I just felt like I wasn't acting. I felt that it just happened...somehow it came through me.