the swan dress

For me, going to the Oscars, it just felt ridiculous. It was just so tacky. Maybe tacky’s not the right word but because I’m not an actress… The songs that win the Oscars are like Phil Collins doing jungle music for a Disney cartoon. It’s like, respect but it’s got nothing to do with me so I really didn’t feel I fit into this world and I guess it sort of backfired on me. I was trying to be a bit tongue-in-cheek with that dress. I brought these six ostrich eggs and I was placing them on the red carpet and all these lifeguards [bodyguards] for the stars kept running up to me and going, ‘Excuse me ma’am, I think you dropped something.’ And I just thought the whole thing was really funny. If I’d gone to the BAFTAs and on the red carpet I’d left these six eggs, they would have just taken the piss out of me, obviously, because I’m an easy target. The joke’s on me. But you should have a sense of humour about yourself., May 8 2007