In support of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sally Field is on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. With her three sons now fully grown, she’s relishing the freer rhythms of her personal life.
Field recently traded a large Malibu estate for a smaller home in LA and second apartment in New York. In the Q&A with former Parade EIC Janice Kaplan, she extols the virtues of that east coast abode:
“It’s an old prewar apartment with a view of the Empire State Building and the new World Trade Center tower, so it feels very New York to me. It just invites reinvention. I get to see all the opera and theater that I want and still it’s not enough. There’s so much to do that sometimes I just say, ‘Okay, Field, you have to stop for two nights and just read your book!'”
“And what’s great for me is I can go to the theater alone. I’ll see something and then wander down the street afterward, hop in a cab and ask myself, Okay, what did I think about that play? I could never do that before. I was always working or raising kids.”
Field is right. Going to the movies or theater alone can be a supremely satisfying experience. Especially when compared to outings where those who have accompanied you disagree loudly and vehemently with your opinion of said artistic offering.