Diane Keaton has a new film, a TV series and a memoir about herself and her mother in the works. And, for the first time ever, she’s allowed her children to be photographed for a magazine – the November issue of More. In fact, the subscriber cover features Keaton close-up with a background pulled from the pages of her kids’ journals.
There is just one area of life’s pool that gives this single mom pause: the danger zone of men. Excerpts from the story, on newsstands October 27, follow:
About her sex appeal: “I don’t think men even look at me anymore. If anything could work in that area, it would probably be if I paid him. Then I think we could work out an affable relationship. ‘Remember, at eight we’re going to dinner. Until then, you’re free, take care of yourself.’” She grins; she’s joking, of course, though so seamlessly that she had you for a second. “I’m totally for it! I pay for everything else.” She snorts at herself. “I bet I’ll have a lot of suitors now, right?”
About not having a man in her life: “It’s a huge part of life that’s missing, yeah, but I don’t miss it.”…Keaton calls her independence “wonderful. I’m free to do what I want to try to do. I don’t have to worry that I’m not living up to some responsibility as a partner to somebody else.”
About the idea of couples falling in love later in life: “Do you think they kiss?” she squeals. “They have sex? That’s something I can’t imagine at all. For me it was always, ‘Oh, no!’” She mimes backing away, waggling her hands. “And then I couldn’t help myself, because, just biologically, you can’t help but go toward it. It’s too exciting.” She shakes her head. “Ugh! I don’t want that excitement. Too scary. I see it as a danger zone. Who would we become together?”
About being on the run: “I don’t really relax much. Like, I can’t go and nap, ever. I’m not interested in relaxing until I hit the sack, and then it’s like [crash noise]. I wouldn’t know what to do with a week off. Except for one little area, m-e-n, I’m excited, I’m ready to go, sign me up.”
About plastic surgery: “There’s nothing wrong with [cosmetic procedures]. A gal’s gotta do what she’s gotta do. I’m not going to say that I wouldn’t. Sometimes now I have a different feeling about [aging]. But you can’t beat it; even if you do all that stuff, you’re still not going to beat it.”