Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Actress Abbie Cornish, whose latest film "RoboCop" hits theatres Friday, is in awe of the Oscars since her childhood. She says the coveted award is now a fantasy for her.
She was recently asked about her Oscar dream, and the Australian actress couldn't stop talking about it, said a statement.
She said: "Do you mean daydream or night time dream? No, it's funny. When 'Bright Star' came out (in 2009) there was talk about that, and then in a way, I think it was a good experience for me.
"Obviously, as a child I used to sit there and watch the Oscars and it seemed like a far off distant planet, and I didn't know I wanted to be an actor until I was fourteen, and so I used to watch the Oscars and just think, 'Wow. This is such another world. It's so crazy and so amazing.'"
Things changed for her when she became an actor.
"You start working on films and you start working internationally of course, and then the Oscars become a different thing. They become things that your co-workers have on their shelf, and events that your co-workers are going to or getting dresses for and so it becomes much closer to home.
"It becomes, for lack of a better word, normal, and then I think back to 'Bright Star', there was mention that that could possibly be in the running for something and I think it was a nice experience because it grounds the whole thing, do you know what I mean? It sort of takes it out of the clouds and puts it on the ground.
"It's like, well that's what it is but someone coming to you and saying, 'Oh you might get nominated for that performance,' you are like, 'What do you mean? No!' (laughter) You look at these incredible people like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Marion Cotillard and you can't even imagine your name in with those names.
"It's hard to explain. I guess what I am trying to say is that for me it is what it is now, like it's not a fantasy, and it's not a dream. I don't know if anything like that will ever happen, it's okay if it does, it's okay if it doesn't, do you know what I mean?"