Mel is a great director because he's not just a director, he's an actor, so he knows how to direct actors. I loved working with him. He's great as a director. He's so intelligent. He's generous. I really loved him.
I always knew it was going to be difficult when I got beyong 40, but I didn't realise it would start at 35.
When David left me I became totally brokenhearted.
I am now at an age when they wanted me to play her mother.
There is this idea that you have to play heroines or women who succeed.
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
I like to extend myself as an actress and David really helped me.
Many other movies, but for me The Professionals is the best I did in Hollywood.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if the simplest things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
But we did the Pink Panther not in Hollywood, in Italy.
I had to turn down things that were sometimes at the expense of my career in order to find variety, in an effort not to be pigeon-holed.
When I was bringing my daughter up alone, my bank manager came over for tea so he could tell me how worried he was about my overdraft.
But Luchino wanted to make the point, immediately, that he was the master on the set. And after became very, very close friends.
Yes, they wanted me to sign a contract of exclusivity, and I refused.
I've also been doing all the literature, Italian literature. But no, I don't like to repeat very much. I like to float with the camera.
Taking my clothes off for a film doesn't come naturally to me, but once I had agreed to accept the role I knew I must go through with it.
I'm more keen on the person I'm involved with showing me his commitment rather than going through a marriage to display commitment to the world.
But to do this kind of work, you have to be very strong, otherwise you lose your personality, your identity.
I felt the thrill of a journey in a play where the writer gives you the power to take the audience with you, to have it eating out of your hand.