Patricia Arquette's 'surreal' Oscars experience
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 July 2015
Patricia Arquette says she felt like she had taken "some weird drug" when she accepted her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'Boyhood'
Patricia Arquette felt like she had taken "some weird drug" when she accepted her Oscar.
The 47-year-old actress - who picked up the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'Boyhood' at this year's ceremony - has confessed the experience was "surreal" and left her struggling to adapt back in to normal life afterwards.
She said: "It was surreal. I felt like I had been shot up with some weird drug that changed time.
"[After] I felt depleted and shook up if I'm honest. I'd been working on 'Boyhood' for 12 years and nobody gave a crap. I wasn't any different. They saw it and thought I was different. I had to retreat to be with my family; let everyone else simmer down."
Even after bagging the industry's most prestigious award, Patricia isn't taking her career - which already spans two decades - for granted.
She told Vogue magazine: "Almost all the movies I have done have been small-budget, I love that content. But I do understand the value of not worrying about the rent every month. And I know the fickleness of this business. Even though I just won an Academy Award, this business ages you out, like it or not."