CF: Speaking of your mother, she is one of five basically living legends from AFI’s list of the greatest Hollywood stars of all-time. What are your thoughts on that? How does she feel about being one of the few left?
SB: Well, if you know my mother at all, she’d be “oh the living legends! I hate every bit of it!” but really, she really appreciates it deep down. She’s not really into that stuff. She hasn’t come out very much with marketing her name and her likeness, which she certainly could do. I think she’s proud. I mean, to live a life like Lauren Bacall lived, is you know, a dream of 99.9% of people in the world, maybe more. I think she’s very appreciative of what’s happened to her in her life and how lucky she’s been. She met the man of her dreams and he died too soon, but how many of us meet the person of our dreams? She married the greatest actor of his day and possibly the #1 movie star of all time. Then, she herself, went out and won a couple of Tony awards and just received a life-time Oscar award. That’s not so bad, you know? She’s led a charmed life.