Barbra Streisand honored by Lincoln Center, still on for 'Gypsy'
Barbra Streisand recently received the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award for lifetime achievement.
The actress and singer, 70, recevied the award for her work on the 1983 film "Yentl" -- the first movie to credit a woman as director, writer, producer and star. The star was also recognized for her other big-screen turns, including "Prince of Tides," "The Mirror Has Two Faces," "Funny Girl" and "For Pete's Sake."
Upon accepting the coveted award, Streisand told the audience: "Ever since I can remember, people have been calling me bossy and opinionated ... Maybe that's because I am. Three cheers for bossy women."
The society, which was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, dubbed the performer a "truly rare and groundbreaking talent." The award presentation was hosted by former president Bill Clinton.
The star-studded event also featured performances by Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis and Liza Minnelli, as well as special guest appearances by Pierce Brosnan, Blythe Danner, Amy Irving and Kris Kristofferson.
Before the esteemed gala took place, the legendary performer addressed a number of questions from fans -- including a question about her highly-anticipated upcoming movie role, "Gypsy."
When asked if she was still planning to play Momma Rose in the film version of the Broadway musical, she simply responded, "Yes," according to The New York Times. Plans for the new movie were announced in March 2011.
Streisand, who is known for her numerous film roles, also explained how it's easier to direct ... AND act.
"It's actually easier to direct and act -- takes less time, fewer people to debate with," she said. "Producing allows you to weigh decisions based on the financial versus the artistic, which can lead to interesting creative choices. As for being objective, I am very objective about myself. It is always 'her' up there and never me."