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 Actress in a Television Drama Series
You won this award for a show that’s on Netflix. Does that matter to you, whether it is a TV show, on the web?
Apparently not. TV is the new future. And we are not even TV, by the way; we are live stream. Different.
You are also engaged to Ben Foster, so how are you going to celebrate?
I am in shock right now. It is so new, we are talking about where, when, how, but couldn’t be happier.
What is it about this time in your life that makes it a very rich time and makes it come through in your acting, do you think?
I think I grew up late. Women always say about men, over 40, maybe they grow up, they do that thing. I was a late bloomer, is what it feels like. Because now I know I’m 48, but I feel like I’m 30. I feel like I digressed and now I am going to live my 30s again.
And that shows itself in the art, too?
I think what it does is, with time, is get rid of the baggage, the fear, the ego and all that, and you just stop being afraid.
Yeah, I hope so. Maybe there’s a pill for it, we can sustain it.
How do you identify with your “House of Cards” character? She’s got such a cool, poised demeanor, but there’s this internal war going on inside her.
To give you the simplest response just as an actor, when you have a director that says, “More energy, be happier,” you can’t play those actions, but I can play stoicism. As a parent, when my children were young and they were being petulant and how you had to bite your tongue and just sit there, I use that. That’s my sense memory that I use.
You look like you’re still 30, and it’s sort of been a long walk to this point, even though you were this great raw talent on “Santa Barbara.” What would you tell yourself back then, if you could?
Back then, that’s the greatest question ever. Because back then, you don’t even know how to ask the questions. You don’t even know that you are going to have to go through this tumultuous spiritual warfare to get to here, where it is like, “Hey, this is who I am, take it or leave it, but living and enjoying with it instead of blame or sadness.” I am so full of joy. I have so much good in my life. So you’re grateful.
You look extraordinary. What are you wearing and what do you do to stay so youthful? Do you work with a trainer?
Actually, it is Reem Acra. My fiancé did a movie recently playing Lance Armstrong, and he was on 800 calories a day and I said in solidarity, “I am going to go on the diet with you, man.” And I really want to go to In-N-Out Burger right now. Thank you, guys.
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