London Sunday Times June 5, 2005
:: an excerpt from an interview with Greta Scacchi in the London Sunday Times
June 5, 2005
By: Leslie White
"But there are compensations in taking a gentler route through a career that she felt until recently she could take or leave: time to enjoy her daughter Leila's blossoming theatrical talent, for example. Always dismissive of her mother's career, Leila recently became the drama scholar at her school.
On her 13th birthday, she played Nancy in the school's Oliver!, while her mother and father (who had flown in as a surprise) sat hand in hand, tears in their eyes. Scacchi suddenly bursts into a traffic stopping rendition of It's a Fine Life, as belted out by Leila, eyes shining with pride.
"There are things that happen to your children," she says contentedly, "that make you a hundred times happier than if they actually happen to you."
:: thank you to Judy Pilgrim for this submission :o)