Patricia Arquette thinks her awards matter to others more than they matter to her.
The Oscar winner is convinced that she was treated differently after she picked up the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role gong at the Academy Awards in 2015 for her part in ‘Boyhood’ but says that awards don’t really mean that much to her.
Speaking to reporters at Hulu’s Television Critics Association winter press tour, she said: "I think [awards matter] . You’re special in their eyes. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter to you … it matters, but your kids are still ‘I’m sick.’ … Your life goes on, you have dirty laundry."
When Patricia collected her Oscar, she spoke about gender inequality and the pay gap and has claimed she has lost jobs over that acceptance speech.
She said: "Great things have happened, some laws have passed, some changes have happened but there’s a long way to go. I told my boyfriend, I might not get work after this. It’s nice to have a cheap labour pool, and when you start saying: ‘You have to pay these people more money its not fair’, people get mad and I have lost a couple of jobs for it. I could probably do something about it, but I don’t want to work with those people…karma takes care of it."
The 50-year-old actress feels her win at the award ceremony changed people’s perception of her.
She explained: "Winning an Oscar changes people’s perception of you. If I could go back to the morning after the speech and tell myself something that I know now, I would say: ‘You know what, breathe deep. It’s all going to be OK. You may be human and flawed and make mistakes, but your intention is good. Your intention is to shine a light. Your intention is to activate, agitate. Start people talking, and that is a good start.’"