Frances McDormand‘s profession is as sizzling as ever, and he or she’s proud to not have relied on the media to get to that time. 

The 2-time Oscar winner, who not often grants interviews, spoke to the New York Times in a bit revealed on Monday, Feb. 22, and he or she defined why she spent a decade actively eschewing the traditional highlight that sometimes comes with stardom. 

Frances’ breakout Hollywood second came with 1996’s Fargo, produced and co-written by her husband Ethan Coen. After her position as Marge Gunderson within the darkly comedic crime flick earned the performer her first Academy Award, she employed a publicist and instructed him to say no practically all press alternatives that might come her manner. 

“I made a really aware effort to not do press and publicity for 10 years in what different folks would suppose can be a really harmful second in a feminine actor’s profession, however it paid off for precisely the explanations I needed it to,” stated the 63-year-old actress. “It gave me a thriller again to who I used to be, after which within the roles I carried out, I might take an viewers to a spot the place somebody who offered watches or fragrance and magazines could not.”