Halle: If you weren't an actor, what would you be doing for a living?

Penelope: I think I would be a dancer.

Halle: I would say that'd be good.

Penelope: A dancer or I would be a travel agent. I love organizing all the trips for all my friends and family and even sometimes for strangers. I love that, and I don't know why. What about you?

Halle: I would probably be a therapist. Or I would be an interior decorator. I'm a closet interior decorator.… What film could you watch over and over and over?

Penelope: 81/2 I've watched many times and it's one of my favorite films of all time. You?

Halle: You know what I would watch over and over is Fatal Attraction. I remember where I was when I saw that movie, and I just felt like Glenn Close was out-of-the-box amazing.

Penelope: She was incredible in that movie. So scary. He was great too.

Halle: Yeah, he was very good. They were good together. Favorite place to be?

Penelope: At the beach. Anywhere with hot weather. You?

Halle: Any place with my daughter. Any place on the planet, as long as she were there, it would be a good place.

Penelope: I understand.

Halle: It's not like a relationship with a man. They come and they go; you may be with someone forever or you may not. I will always be her mother, and she will always be my daughter. And nothing ever changes that.... So this year you're going to the Academy Awards, nominated, but you're also a winner because you won last year. So how does that make you feel? Anything? It is somehow different?

Penelope: I don't have the nerves of "Oh I might win," because I know that for sure I will not win.

Halle: Now, how do you know that?

Penelope: No, because I won last year. I don't even want to want to win, because I would feel so greedy. This is so much more than I ever dreamed. … So what you are doing Sunday, the day of the Oscars?

Halle: I am going to be in my pj's with a glass of wine at home and just watching from afar this year and rooting for my friends. I wish you all the luck in the world.


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