Katharine Hepburn interview with Barbara Walters (1981)


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Honestly, same.

Other great quotes from the interview (

Katherine Hepburn: “You look at the birds and the beasts, and the male and the female, and there are other definite types. We getting awfully confused. I mean, I put on pants 50 years ago and declared a sort of middle road. You know, but I mean, I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man.”
Barbara Walters: “How?”
Katherine Hepburn: “Well, I’ve just done what I damn well wanted to and I made enough money to support myself, and I ain’t afraid of being alone.”

Katharine Hepburn: “They think I’ve done as I’ve pleased. Well, I’ve done as I pleased and been willing to pay the price for it, because, as I’ve said, I have common sense.”

Katharine Hepburn: “Everyone’s afraid, unless they’re dumb, you know. Sure, you’re afraid, I’m afraid of you, I’m afraid of this occasion, but I mean I do it, trembling, but I do it.”

My favorite role of hers was Eleanor d’Aquitaine in “The Lion in Winter!”