Actress relished her time off in 1997

”For the first time in my life, I took time off. I sat around for 10 months, and I thought that was just the hugest blessing anybody could ever have. I feel really fortunate to have a job that allows me to do that. I finished A Life Less Ordinary last December, and I didn’t start work again, on [the black comedy] Very Bad Things, until October. I was doing publicity in between, and that’s more work than anything. But at least it’s not on top of making a movie. Last year, I was doing My Best Friend’s Wedding and promoting two films, so that was unbelievably exhausting. If I had been working on a film this year and promoting My Best Friend’s Wedding and A Life Less Ordinary, I would have killed myself.”