MUSTWORTHINESS She stole hearts as the rash romantic Clementine Kruczynski in ''Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'' and will break them as a single mum whose four boys inspire the Peter Pan author in ''J.M. Barrie's Neverland,'' out in October.
PETER PANACEA ''Never growing up -- what a wonderful concept. Wouldn't it be amazing to be a child all your life and fight with red Indians and fly through the air? How cool!''
WEIGHTY MATTERS ''There are times when I'm asked about the whole weight issue and I kind of yawn because I've been talking about it for so long now. But I don't really tire of it. I'm very respectful of this position I seem to have given myself.''
ON HER MUST LIST Meryl Streep. ''I just think she's completely extraordinary and at the risk of sounding like a pathetic fan, I just have tremendous respect for her work.''
AND ALSO ''I really want to see ''Harry Potter.'' My daughter keeps asking to see it, but she's only 3 1/2 so I've said a very firm no.''
MY HUSBAND, MY DIRECTOR ''[Sam Mendes and I] haven't made any plans to work together, but I'm sure we will at some stage. I have to say, I wouldn't be nervous at all; I would really just love it. I think we both would.''
CAREER HIGH Making ''Eternal Sunshine,'' because ''it's a crazy, fantastic movie and Michel Gondry is a completely brilliant, brilliant director.... It's the type of movie that I would go see, and I don't know that I've felt that so strongly before.''
NEXT The mother of two (Mia and Joe, 5 months) just wrapped the ''crazy, fantastic musical comedy'' ''Romance & Cigarettes'' (''I play Tula, a hot, redheaded hussy who has an affair with James Gandolfini's character and is desperate for love'') and will begin shooting Woody Allen's new movie in July.