"The Oscar changed everything. Better salary, working with better people, better projects, more exposure, less privacy"
- Kathy Bates
About this Quote
This quote is from a meeting that Kathy Bates provided to the Los Angeles Times in February 1998, soon after winning her Academy Award for Finest Actress in a Leading Duty for her performance in "Anguish" (1990 ).
In the meeting, Bates discussed exactly how winning the Oscar had actually transformed her profession and also opened up numerous brand-new opportunities for her. She stated that it had caused better salaries, even more respected projects, and the possibility to collaborate with several of the leading people in the sector.
Nevertheless, Bates likewise recognized that winning the Oscar had actually included some drawbacks. She said that she had much less personal privacy than before, as even more people recognized her on the road and also intended to speak with her or obtain her sign. She also stated that the boosted direct exposure had actually made it harder to maintain a low profile and stay focused on her job.
Regardless of these obstacles, Bates said that winning the Oscar had been a specifying moment in her profession, and that she was grateful for the opportunities that it had actually brought her.
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