A Scotsman giving a Welsh girl an Oscar – oh my God!
After ‘Zorro’, people spoke Spanish to me for ages. I’m Welsh but that movie instantly gave me a new ethnicity.
All of a sudden I had a baby, because it went really quick. It was like, ‘Oh! I have a baby!’ So, it’s great. I’m just having a great time with my children. They’re here in New York with me.
Did I want this role? That’s like saying did I want to wake up in the morning wanting to breath!
Everyone knows we get paid a lot of money, so why pretend otherwise?
For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.
For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have their own bathroom!
Humor and that wonderful word called ‘charisma.’ You cannot translate it. I can’t nail it on the head, other than to just say that I’m completely over the top about my husband.
I do think I’m lucky I met Michael. Not just Michael Douglas the actor and producer with two Oscars on the shelf, but Michael Douglas, the love of my life. I really do think it was meant to happen.
I don’t go into the triple-X sites. I’m certainly not going to pay money to see myself naked, when I can just go into the bathroom and whip it off for free.
I fell in love with Michael the moment I met him and our relationship has just grown stronger and stronger. We are very close. I know there were some cynics when we first got together but we married because of love and that has never waned, not for a minute.
I like to feel sexy. I know my husband thinks I’m sexy. I think he is too. But I don’t go out half-naked with ‘sex’ written across my back.
I like women who look like women. I hated grunge. No one’s more feminist than me, but you don’t have to look as if you don’t give a – you know. You can be smart, bright, and attractive aesthetically to others – and to yourself.
I love my lawyer. I have to say that of course!
I think, especially in our business we meet a lot of people, and sometimes you spend so much time being nice to strangers, and so, you know, keeping a clear head and just being nice to each other. And that’s all the advice I can give.
I used to go around looking as frumpy as possible because it was inconceivable you could be attractive as well as be smart. It wasn’t until I started being myself, the way I like to turn out to meet people, that I started to get any work.
I was like any new bride, who said, ‘I’m going to cook for my man.’ In fact, once I started a small kitchen fire in a pan. Smoke was pouring from the pan, and I got really scared. Right next to our stove is a small fire extinguisher. You know, easy access.
I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants, head scarves, and sunglasses.
I’d love to do a show in Vegas with drag queens. The tackier the better.
I’m intimidated every day I go on the stage and everyday I go on a movie set. It’s terrifying and I always want to reshoot the first day or the first week, I’m so terrified.
I’m more insecure than I ever let anyone know, sometimes you protect yourself with this kind of armor that people see more than they see you.
I’m not after fast bucks, I want a long-term career as an actress, singer and dancer.
In Hollywood everything is so documented. If you go for a drink with somebody, it’s passed around the world so quickly.
In Wales it’s brilliant. I go to the pub and see everybody who I went to school with. And everybody goes ‘So what you doing now?’ And I go, ‘Oh, I’m doing a film with Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins.’ And they go, ‘Ooh, good.’ And that’s it.
I’ve worked bloody hard and I won’t let my name fade away.
Money can create such animosity. But I’m very lucky; I have my own money. I’m self sufficient. I’ve never had a cent from any guy and I’m very proud of that.
There are a lot of women who live with pot-bellied pigs.
To make it more familiar to me, I ended up treating my swordplay scenes like choreography. So it was, ‘One and two and three and four and five, and turn and step and down and up and lunge.’
When I first met Sean Connery he was as charming and wonderful as I first anticipated. I left Rome thinking: even if I don’t do this, at least I have had a day with Sean.
Words impress me. If a man can speak eloquently and beautifully to me, I just melt on the floor.
Yes, I was in love with my husband at first sight and still am. We have the most solid relationship.