Sissy Spacek: Children Keep You Honest When You're Famous

Sissy Spacek's autobiography My Extraordinary Ordinary Life explores how celebrities are just like their fans when it comes to the basic things in life: love and family.

"Our perception of celebrities in Hollywood is not the reality," Sissy told the Huffington Post. "The reality of our lives is so much like everyone else's life. We have family members we love, everyone gets up in the morning, they have three meals a day and they go about their business ..." 

The Oscar-winning actress, 62, explains how it's that connection to family life that makes photos of A-list celebs with their young children so compelling.

"Of course, Brad and Angelina's children don't care who they are. Isn't that what we love about them? We see her children holding her hands and arm and dragging on her coat. This is a beautiful, talented mega-movie star and she's holding this little child's hand," Spacek said.

But Spacek does admit that she herself felt intoxicated by fame -- especially after she received her Academy Award for Coal Miner's Daughter.

"Fame sweeps you away," Sissy explained. "I had to go home every six months to remember who I am. The night I got home from the Academy Awards there were four dozen yellow roses from my hometown. It was a reminder of who I truly am. It's impossible not to get swept away. Having children, they don't care who you think you are."

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