[on singing] Sometimes, I would sing around the house for two hours straight, but I didn’t want anyone to hear me up close. I would sing all the Broadway show-tunes, like, “Cabaret”. Our cat started hating me. He went from being affectionate, to being almost scared of me. Our theory was that when I was singing around the house, I hit notes that hurt his little ears. That is what I tell myself anyway!
[on playing the lead role in Mamma Mia! (2008)] It doesn’t really get better than this. I’m afraid I’m going to just have to beg Meryl [Meryl Streep] to do another movie with me. She’s so in touch with herself. I know that comes with age, but I’m really excited to figure out who I am.