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Thursday 18 September 2014

Streisand put Guilt Trip on bosses

Barbra Streisand says she doesn't like to work as much as before

Barbra Streisand has admitted she made it incredibly difficult for bosses of The Guilt Trip to hire her.

The Meet The Fockers star told TV Times she doesn't like to work as much now that she is happily married and it took a lot of convincing for her to sign up to the road trip film with Seth Rogen.

She said of Guilt Trip: "It took a year for Paramount Pictures to convince me. I made it hard for them to hire me, I really did. I threw all kinds of obstacles in the way because I wanted to stay at home.

"I said if they built the sets in a warehouse no more than 45 minutes from my home, I'd do it. Also, I said they couldn't pick me up to go to work until after 8.30am."

Barbra - who has been married to actor James Brolin since 1998 - explained why she didn't want to work as hard any more.

She said: "I don't have the same kind of drive I used to have. I think it's because I'm in a good marriage. When I was between relationships, I had to work and that was almost sublimation for love. But now I'm happy and contented, which is why I've made very few movies."

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