The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards took place on Jan. 13, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Here is what this Golden Globe winner said backstage in the Golden Globe Awards press room.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
How are you feeling right now?
So confused and so happy. Really excited.
Where did you find the inspiration for your “Silver Linings Playbook” character?
Probably my love for the character, my love for David [O. Russell, screenwriter/director of “Silver Linings Playbook”] and his amazing script.
In “Silver Linings Playbook,” Bradley Cooper’s character gets triggered into anger when he hears Stevie Wonder’s ‘My Cherie Amour” because it brings back a bad memory for him. Is there a song that’s ever had a similar effect on you?
[The Doors’] “Light My Fire.” I was losing in tennis, and I was throwing a total tantrum, and someone drove by playing that song. And now every time I hear that song, I want to throw a tennis racket.
What was it like working with Bradley Cooper? And how do you feel about your Oscar nomination for “Silver Linings Playbook”?
I feel very good about both of those things. Bradley is fantastic, an amazing actor to work with and an amazing person. He’s incredible. He has amazing instincts. And I feel quite good about my Oscar nod. It feels quite wonderful.
What do you think about your nickname J. Law?
That’s been going on for years. My seventh grade teacher started calling me J. Law, so to hear Will Ferrell say it was pretty incredible. I think I’m going to have a lot of texts on my phone about that.
You and your “Silver Linings Playbook” co-stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver are also nominated for Oscars for the movie. Have you thought about what you would say in your acceptance speech if you win an Oscar?
That gives me a lot of anxiety. I do think about them. I told Bradley when we shooting,
“I’ve been thinking about everybody in the cast since we were shooting because they’re so phenomenal.” But me and the Oscars together gives me lots of anxiety. So no, I haven’t.
Who designed your dress? And do you find it difficult to walk in heels with that dress?
The dress is Dior Couture. And I had about 40 people get me into it. Not 40, more like three. I’ve never been good at walking in heels.
You have a very memorable confrontational scene with Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook.” Did he give you any advice?
Bob is really wonderful to work with. He’s a very generous, giving actor. And we just kind of went for it. I just found out the other night at a Q&A, it was the first take, because I remembered that the first time that I went in, I did all the lines right, but for the rest of the day I … couldn’t get all of the sports teams right.
With him, I could actually see his character, I could see him turning around to Tiffany. He’s obviously a legend but he’s an ideal actor to work off of. He’s so giving.
What do you say to critics who think you were miscast for your role in “Silver Linings Playbook” because they think you’re too young for the role?
Well, I was wrong for the part. I was way too young, but I guess we turned that around. Fixed it in post-[production].
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