During that interview, was she asked about her performance in Mommie Dearest or asked ANYTHING about that film at all? I heard that reporters have for years been forbidden to mention it or discuss it, because it was such a sore subject with her (at the time turning her into real-life "box office poison" and supposedly ruining her standing as a legitimate actress for most of the 1980s). True or rumor? Perhaps by now so much time has elapsed that she can look back on it and laugh and appreciate the cult/camp classic Mommie Dearest has become. What queen doesn't live for the scene when she's tearing apart the rose garden in a couture gown and screams, "Tina, bring me the axe!"
Also, I always think of her in Chinatown and especially The Thomas Crown Affair, one of my favorite movies. For me Faye pretty much makes Chinatown ... she was so devastatingly glamourous and mysterious. Otherwise I can never figure out what the hell that movie is about. But her scenes with Jack Nicolson are great.
In the Thomas Crown Affair she plays an ultra-chic mod 60s insurance investigator working with the Feds to catch super sexy Steve McQueen, who plays a multi-millionaire that masterminds elaborate bank heists for the thrill of it. Her A-line dresses, upsweeps and catty lines are to die for.
I have never seen The Eyes of Laura Mars, but FIT students are always citing that film as a huge influence on their fashion sensibility.