The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards took place on Jan. 12, 2014, 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 Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
At your young age how it feels to win all these awards?
Really overwhelming. It’s kind of unbelievable, really genuinely unbelievable, can’t really process it. It is just such a huge honor, just amazing. I guess that’s at every age, though, I assume. You’ve got to interrupt me or I’ll just keep carrying on.
What are you doing to celebrate tonight?
I don’t know. I need to catch up on my drinking. I believe that’s why I was so manic. Normally I have time to have a glass of wine. That’s not a good answer. Tonight, I am going to celebrate with my friends and family. So interrupt, quick, quick, quick.
You had three Golden Globe nominations now and you got two awards out of the three. So what does it feel like to be the toast of Hollywood? Isn’t it daunting?
No, not daunting until you guys get sick of me. I’ll understand. No, it’s really just kind of incredible. I have no idea what I’m doing here. It just feels insane. This is crazy. Interrupt, interrupt.
When you are getting ready today, did you do anything cute happen? How many people?
Anything cute happen? Well, my stylist, Rachel Zoe, brought over her adorable son Skyler and we played tickle monster for a while. I had my friends and family come over, which is like a party, which is always really fun until as soon as I am walking out the door and they are like, “Get a picture.” And I am going to throw it off the balcony. You are supposed to interrupt five minutes ago. Don’t let me talk.
Do you have any other plans of doing anything in filmmaking besides acting right now?
Not right now. My passion for directing happened at the same time as my acting on my first movie. I do want to direct, but I don’t want to suck, so I want to keep learning, and I am learning from the best.
You have had such a good year with films like this; you have been able to also tap into an older audience, but you still have a very young audience for “Catching Fire.” What would your message be for girls who look up to you?
I guess just that: Be strong. Don’t be a follower, and always do the right thing. Yeah, like, if you have the choice between the right thing and the wrong thing, the right way is always less stressful.
How do you think your family is celebrating this victory for you?
I don’t know. I wish they were here. I thought about that when I got backstage. I don’t know what they are doing to celebrate. I’ve got to call them.
As a young person in Hollywood, it is easy to screw up. What keeps you grounded?
I just have really good friends and, like, I have got a good group of friends that I have had for a very long time and we all like doing the same thing, which is not really what the tabloids like writing about. And then I have an amazing family, and I am just always busy working. I don’t have time to get into trouble.
Can you talk a little bit about the role in “American Hustle,” why you loved it, what attracted you besides working with David O. Russell again?
You say aside from working with David O. Russell. It was before I read the script. I knew I wanted to do it. I fell in love with this Rosalyn and so much growth and so many ideas, and David and I were just kind of on the phone constantly. She just kept evolving, and she was so exciting for me. It was this kind of character. I just loved her, and I loved the moments.
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