TRAVEL ESSENTIAL

I get very cold so I always bring a scarf with me. I've got this great Burberry scarf that's just very mushy, and it's sort of like my blanket.

RANDOM HOBBY

I love making costumes for Halloween. This past year I went as a refrigerator. I wore all white and put those poetry magnets all over me.

LAST TIME SHE WAS STARSTRUCK

I actually met the musician M.I.A. the other night, and that was pretty thrilling. She has been an all-time favorite of mine. That felt big for me.

FAVORITE EXERCISE

I have a hard time running outside because I have shin splints and my knees are sensitive, so I run on a treadmill. There really is nothing better than a good run.

WISHES SHE WAS BETTER AT ...

Cooking. I'd like to get to the point where I can go to a farmer's market and see a beautiful eggplant and say, "Ah, ha! I'll make dinner around the eggplant." I can't yet.

FAVORITE GETAWAY

I bought a country house a few months ago. It's immediately calming. Everything is snow covered, and we [her husband is Hugh Dancy] have a fireplace in the kitchen as well as the living room. So that's just been great.