Barbra Streisand Says Working On Her 35th Album Is "Like Doing a Play"

News   Barbra Streisand Says Working On Her 35th Album Is "Like Doing a Play" In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Barbra Streisand revealed she was working on her 35th studio album and that the process was similar to creating theatre. The Special Tony Award winner also said that her newest project was free of ego.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

The stage and screen star has just recently signed on to direct a new film titled "Catherine the Great," but is currently busy recording the new album.

"I love doing my albums because I have a wonderful team that I work with," Streisand told THR. "I have this idea for the album that I can't talk about yet. But there's no ego in it. It's like, I'll say something, they come up with something, and, 'Oh! Ah! Go to the piano and try this!' It's like doing a play."

She went on to say that when recording, she avoids listening to other music. "Because I'm working on music now, I never even put music on in my car. I can't. I listen to the news," she said.

Much of the interview was focused on Streisand being an advocate for women in the film industry and the world at large, having just celebrated being awarded the The Hollywood Reporter's 2015 Sherry Lansing Leadership Award for her career, activism and philanthropy.

"It all started with 'Yentl' in a sense," she says in the interview, referring to the 1983 drama she helmed and starred in; the story was earlier presented on Broadway in 1975. "Because my interest in gender discrimination came from the question, 'Why?' Why were women like Yentl not allowed to study? Why wasn't a woman equal to a man? The point is, for me it raised the issue of why women are still second-class citizens. Why aren't their minds respected?"

To read the full interview visit HollywoodReporter.com.

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