A&E: Speaking of classic Hollywood, I read that one of your passion projects would be a biopic of silent film star Louise Brooks.
MacLaine: Oh! God, I would love do to that. You know, when Kenneth Tynan found her, she was in her 70s. He found her in upstate New York. And he had been a fan of her all his life. And the movie would have been about the relationship between Louise Brooks and Kenneth Tynan – the great English journalist.
A&E: What is it about her story, in particular, that engaged you, and is it something you still hope to work on?
MacLaine: Yes, I think I would like to, but we need to get somebody to play young Louise. She was just so much of a renegade, actually. And you know the old saying, “You never quit Hollywood until you find God?” (laughter) Nobody could understand what it was that Louise had found that she quit.