The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards took place on Jan. 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Here is what this Golden Globe winner said backstage in the Golden Globe Awards press room.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
What was your favorite part of filming “Joy”?
Whenever there was a scene with the whole family. Actually, there’s a scene when we all sit around the kitchen table and we all decide when we all start taking it seriously and Tony starts asking the questions and the dynamics get set. That was a really great scene to shoot.
Your friend Amy Schumer was nominated in the same category for “Trainwreck.” On a scale of 1 to 10, how bad did you feel about winning?
She’s going to be fine. It wasn’t a matter of feeling bad, because she’s funny and hilarious. I really expected Amy to win. This was very truly surprising for me. I was really surprised.
So you are a huge Bravo fan. Who is your favorite and least favorite person in “The Real Housewives” of all cities?
My favorite is probably Lisa Vanderpump. My least favorite, I don’t want to have to say because who knows when you are going to run into these people. I hope I don’t, I am never in that situation, “Oh, the housewives are here.” Actually, I take that back, I do want to be in that situation.
You and Amy Schumer and said you were going to dress as twins this evening?
But then I blew it because it was going to be expected. We just wore our own thing, but I hope you were satisfied by our presentation. Seems like you weren’t. Next question.
Who are you most looking forward to celebrating with tonight and what are you going to do to celebrate?
I am most looking forward to celebrating with Amy and David [O. Russell, the director of “Joy”]. David’s been my champion for years, and I have been his. Now I get all of his attention because I am the only cast member tonight. So it is my real dream come true. So I am going to celebrate with David. We are starting a gang. It is like high school, and we were all staying at the same hotel. It is like when you work with people, it is a tiny pool.
In “Joy,” you play a very strong woman that fights through a lot of odds to get to the career she built. Was there a time where you got some closed doors and people shutting you down? And if so, how did you fight through and stay strong and successful?
Of course, I got told no a million times. You weren’t going to become a successful actor and not be told many, many, many times. I really wanted it to work. I wanted to do absolutely everything that I could do before giving up. I had a five-year plan, but yeah, I definitely had to convince people to hire me.
What was your five-year plan? If you could have an extra body part what would it be?
I really want to think about this one. I guess extra arms would come in handy. I am left-handed and what if I ask for an extra body part and I get a right hand? Well, that one is useless.
How do you see yourself for Oscar night?
We are at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down, you would know that.
How was it working with your “Joy” co-star Édgar Ramírez?
Working with Édgar was wonderful, so sweet, terrific actor. Doing scenes with him is phenomenal. He really helped me with Spanish. All of it is gone now, but I love working with Édgar. When we had our reading together, we read with so many amazing actors in the moment. I feel like I am in court.
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