Picks and Pans Review: Barbra Streisand Remembers the Way It Was Making Yentl
updated 03/09/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 03/09/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
WAS IT DIFFICULT BRINGING YENTL TO THE SCREEN? It took 14 years! It was one obstacle after another. "Can an actress direct?" "Can an actress be fiscally responsible?" I was a woman in a man's world. But I love challenges.
WHAT DOES THE FILM MEAN TO YOU? There were a lot of parallels to my life. My father died when I was a baby. But in the movie I got to create a father.
DO YOU ENJOY SEEING YOUR YOUNGER SELF? I like one side of my face more than the other. When playing the boy, I filmed the "wrong" side. I didn't want to look good. So that is fun to watch.
WHAT EXTRAS ARE INCLUDED ON THE DVD? I documented my entire creative process of making the movie. I filmed all the rehearsals. And I've had all this material in a vault for so many years. It's all there.
HOW'S LIFE WITH YOUR HUSBAND, JAMES BROLIN? It's been 25 years since Yentl and 12 ½ with James. Half the time! Now how did that happen?