Looking back, I don't feel I had a choice. For a fat, struggling kid like me, the only way out was to be someone else - an actor.
There are many roads to good acting. I've been asked repeatedly what the "key" to acting is, and as far as I'm concerned, the main thing is to keep the audience awake.
Being recognized as one of the greatest actresses in the world is not nearly as exciting as it would be if I were acknowledged as one of the greatest lays in the world.