He gets to say all of the things that everybody wishes they could say. The irreverence of the character, and he is gorgeous.
A celebrity can help put a spotlight on a problem, a crisis and a need, ... I'll be sending a check to the Salvation Army. I'm going to do whatever I can.
With so much focus on New Orleans, the important thing to remember is the dire straits in Mississippi, ... We wanted to show how much help we need and how people can help.
From a morality point of view, I wouldn't even go near, ... But in terms of making an interesting show, I'm sure they'll have to struggle with it.
100 miles an hour.
I'm thrilled to be a part of Mississippi Rising, ... as it will raise much-needed funds for the recovery efforts that lie ahead. Mississippi's gown may be torn and tattered, but she will prevail.
So far, my forties have been the best time of my life. If I can hold a banner for women in their forties that says life isn't over and sexiness isn't over, then great.
I feel like only now in my life do I really get it -- do I feel that sense of calm. And I feel very grounded. I feel much more confident. I feel, you know, sexier, more intelligent, more to offer, more wisdom, more life experience to draw from.
Mississippi desperately needs it. We don't have the luxury of oil companies behind us like Louisiana. We're still the poorest state in the nation
I certainly don't think we got the coverage that we need or the attention or the realization that Mississippi is in dire straits and in the condition it is.
For example, when my mother died, the people who showed up just to put an apron on to cook, people who really do the right thing, so to speak, as my momma would always say to show that they care, a sense of community that we've lost so much in our country.
For me, Los Angeles, New York, where I don't know my neighbors, where people don't necessarily care if they know their neighbors, I'm missing things that truly fed my soul when I was younger, the exchanges between people, the caring and the shared history with people.
However, most of my part, I play a pediatrician, and most of my role had to do with being in another place, staying at the hospital and trying to save kids and stay until people could come. So, it was more based on reality.
It's about, I did talk about my life in broad strokes and what home meant to me in order to really explore the subject of home and can you go back and what that means for people in that sense of community that we've lost.
And so much of my life has been about returning home and longing for home, wanting my children to know about my roots. And I thought I can't be the only one to feel this way so I thought it would be an interesting topic to explore.