Morning Glory: Interview With Diane Keaton

In Morning Glory, Diane Keaton plays Colleen Peck, a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality at the worst-rated A.M. news show on television. While she's perfectly content presenting gossip and other “fluff” pieces, her new co-anchor, played by Harrison Ford, is putting up a fight — making her life difficult behind the scenes and on air. At a recent press conference for the funny flick, reporters talked to Keaton about her role models, taste in music, and more.

Did you model your character after anyone?
Diane Sawyer. I did an interview with her for a different movie, and I was mesmerized by her face. And I didn’t know what we were talking about, so I just said, ‘You know, you are beautiful!’ And she is. You know those lips? I studied her face and she is really amazing.

Music was very important in this film. What was it like working with 50 Cent?
Don’t you think I have a future? Come on, man. My moves were every bit as good as his. Right? No, it was so much fun. Music is fun. I wanted to be a singer – in case you wanted to know the story of my life. No, it was the best.

How do you like to be entertained in the morning? Do you watch these type of morning shows or read a newspaper? How do you tune into what’s happening?
I, for one, immediately turn on CNN. I think I’m a creature of habit – it’s just automatically where I go to. And, I love it. I love watching it, and I’m a big proponent of CNN. I’m a big fan. I love Anderson Cooper. I love Candy Crowley. I love them all, — every single one of them.

Morning Glory is in theaters Nov. 10.