Sunday 16 Mar 2014
Barbra Streisand discusses her extraordinary life and career in a unique edition of Jonathan Ross's Friday night BBC One show this week – Friday Night With Streisand & Ross.
She reveals she wanted Elvis for A Star Is Born: "He is actually the person, it could have been about him."
Is unhappy performing live: "When you can't see [the audience] I can go into my own little world [but] if you see them it's so distracting."
"I haven't sung since I made the album [in January], I'm lazy!"
Has a low-key lifestyle: "I'm a stay-at-home kind of gal, a homebody... he's [husband James Brolin] messy and I'm very tidy... I've been telling him for 13 years but he doesn't listen to me!"
Has plans for an autobiography and bio-pic: "You never know the truth until you write it yourself and then my fear is they won't believe me!"
Injured herself giving Robert de Niro a massage in Meet The Fockers: "He kept saying do it harder – I sprained both thumbs, had to have cortisone shots. That's method acting!"
May star in a sequel: "I may be in it if I like the script."
Will not watch herself: "It's never myself, it's always her, she, as if I'm not me."
Dislikes the media: "The press gets everything out of whack... it gets too much... the truth wins out eventually... I'm much more at ease now, I don't get upset by lies any more."
Loves English food: "I'd like to start the day off with bangers... then tea with scones, mashed strawberries and clotted cream."
Barbra Streisand also performs live in the studio for the first time on UK television singing In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning and If You Go Away, from her eagerly-anticipated new album Love Is The Answer.
A Hotsauce TV production.
Friday Night With Streisand & Ross, 9.00pm, Friday 2 October 2009 (repeated Sunday 4 October), BBC One
These quotes are taken verbatim from a studio recording and may not necessarily reflect the content of the final transmitted version of the programme.