Compiled by: Jack Foley
Q. Do you have any phobias yourself you care to confess?
A. Do I have any forebears?
A. What's the matter with these people [laughter]. Well,
I think with this character, it makes manifest a lot of the fears
that are rampant at home now. It's just taking it to the extreme.
Yeah, I have a lot of well-informed fear, but I'm not paranoid,
Q. What are you not paranoid about then?
A. Ah well, you know, you can't talk about these things
if you're a New Yorker, and living as I do so close to the World
Trade Center site, and being out on the street that day, without
thinking, or being scared about what's next? But I think my fears
are probably well founded.
Q. What were the books you read as a kid that gave you
A. Well, there was a series of books called the Nancy
Drew Mystery Series. And I just loved them. There weren't very
many books with girl protagonists in the old days, when I was
a child, so that was one. And she was fantastic.
Q. How do you deal with an
unfortunate event in my life?
A. I guess denial, denial, denial, and then moving on
to forget about it. I've always gotten up every morning in a good
mood, and then it just sort of goes downhill from there. [laughs]
Jim Carrey: But it's funny, though, how sometimes
these things that are the worst things that you think could ever
happen to you, actually, later on, you're doing a part or something
like that and you go 'actually, I could not do this if I didn't
go through that'.
Streep: Oh that's very true! And the people that
say 'this is an opportunity', this sad thing, this is a door opening
to something new and different that you wouldn't have signed up
Carrey: It's one of the weird things you do to
yourself, being an actor, it's like you almost, you don't invite
it, you don't want negativity, it's just when it's happening,
there's a part of you that's going 'interesting'. We were talking
about that last night that certain actors, in the middle of sobbing,
will stop and go 'hold on, one second, I want to see what that