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Q&A with Frances Fisher

What initially drew Frances Fisher to ”Laws of Attraction” (PG-13, 90 mins., New Line) was its ”attractive stars,” Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan. But as Sara, the red-hot mother of Moore?s lawyer, the actress (who has a 10-year-old daughter with Clint Eastwood) shows there are no laws about age and beauty.

How tough was the scene where your teen-at-heart character works out on an elliptical machine?

That was my idea. I think the script had her on a treadmill. An EFX is much better for you. And this woman would know that?no bouncing. Bouncing?s not good for the body [laughs].

Is being older, beautiful, and in shape why you like the role?

She?s 56, and she takes care of herself, and she?s still a flirt. That was attractive, to portray someone like that, rather than what people think somebody in their 50s looks like. I?m 52. It?s a mind-set.

Shouldn?t there be more parts like Diane Keaton?s in ”Something?s Gotta Give”?

Yes. I get tired of coming-of-age movies. They?re great for kids, but I don?t need to see what somebody?s going through at 20 anymore. I?ve been there!

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