Barbra Streisand talks to USA Today: “I’m always torn between laziness and wanting to be creative. To work or not to work — it’s always a pull.”
With her latest album, What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, out Tuesday, Barbra Streisand is doing lost of press.
In an interview with USA Today, it’s clear that the star – who often has long stretches between movies and albums – is busier on several fronts than she’s been in a long time.
On the Bergmans: “They’ve written for movies, so they write for stories and characters. I relate to them as an actress and a person.”
On a new film adaptation of Gypsy: “We just have to find our team and a writer. It’s too bad, because I was looking forward to working with Arthur [Laurents who died in May at 93]. I had seen him a few months before that, and he seemed so strong and healthy.”
Streisand also has a new film due next year, My Mother’s Curse, in which she plays Seth Rogen’s mom. The part is her “first starring role in many years.”
She’s also planning a duets album, considering Seal and Beyoncé among potential partners. “The timing will depend on whether I do (concert) dates, and if and when I do Gypsy,” Streisand says. “And I want a holiday. I’m always torn between laziness and wanting to be creative. To work or not to work — it’s always a pull.”