Sally Field was told by a reporter that her anti-war comment at the end of her acceptance speech would get a lot of attention.
“Oh well,” was her reply. “I’ve been there before….I don’t care.”
Then a reporter wanted to know what she thought of FOX bleeping out the “goddamed wars” part of her remarks.
Field: “Oh well. If they bleep it, I’ll say it somewhere else.”
The actress added: “I said what I wanted to say. I wanted to pay homage to the mothers of the world and let their work be seen and valued. i seriously think if mothers ruled the world, we wouldnt be sending out children off to be slaughtered.”
Field said that in her speech, “I had no agenda. I wanted to pay homage to mothers, period. Especially the mothers who wait for their children to come back from war.”
Of being on “Brothers & Sisters” as Nora Walker, she said: “I’m very fortunate and grateful to have Nora Walker in my life, all the Walkers. I wanted to say something about the mothers who wait for the military children to come home. That’s the heart iof Nora Walker’s character this year. I don’t see this kind of character examined: what is it like to be a woman in her 60s? It certainly is a blessing and a great opptortunity for me to explore myself as an actor at this time in my life.”