Exclusive! Diane Keaton: “I Love Clothes. It’s An Illness”
The ‘Morning Glory’ actress, Diane Keaton, reveals her obsession with shopping, family and acting to BettyConfidential.
Diane Keaton has a bone to pick with the celebrity loving public. She wants you to get your head out of the gossip rags and get serious for a moment. “I think it’s terrible when we care more about Charlie Sheen than the health care bill. I try to teach my children what’s really important. That’s the key. You have to teach your kids to think. Serious news makes us think and that’s important,” says the screen legend and star of Morning Glory.
Keaton plays a fun-loving morning news anchor who gets thrown through more than just a loop when an aggressive new morning show producer (Rachel McAdams) pairs her with a stodgy, serious newsman played by Harrison Ford.
Why no love scene with Harrison in the movie?
There’s a moment at the end that will leave you wondering. Their tension is actually so delicious.
Did you model your character after any real newswomen?
Yes, I wanted to look like Diane Sawyer. In fact, I did a real interview with Diane Sawyer and just kept looking and looking at her. I kept staring right into Diane’s face. That face mesmerized me. I even forgot what we were talking about during the segment.
Wait, you didn’t get tongue-tied, did you?
Just out of the blue, I turned to Diane and said, “You are beautiful! That hair! Those lips!” I think she blushed.
What is the secret to looking so amazing at age 64?
It’s waking up each day with a great outlook. I have two amazing kids, Duke, 9, and Dexter, 14, and I don’t want to waste a moment complaining about the little things. Life is just too precious to let the little things bog you down.
How do you remain so fashionable, but never in a predictable way? One day, it’s a serious business suit like the gray one you have on…or you could arrive in a top hat and tutu!
I love clothes. It’s an illness. I’ve had it all my life. I love to shop. It’s sick. But I also believe that beautiful things are transforming. Now, I’m a collector instead of a shopper. I’m addicted to gorgeous furniture and I collect Western art. I’m constantly plotting and scheming with my sister. We pretend we’re not shopping and just looking, but we’re shopping.
Do you stand in your closet and agonize about what to wear?
I basically like to throw things on because who cares? Yes, I love clothes, but you can’t obsess. I’m basically taking my kids to school, coming back to the house, visiting friends and talking about work. I live in California and I’m always on the move. Sometimes, however, I do wake up and have some creative idea and play it up.