Sally Field talks about Oscars in the 1980s


She won the best actress Oscar in 1980 for the film "Norma Rae," and we all liked when she gave a memorable acceptance speech for her second win in 1985 for "Places in the Heart."

"I know it will be different because it's in a whole different place first of all, a different arena," Field said. "And my feet hurt more than they used to, that's part of it."

Field says when she first took part in the Oscars in the early 80s, the awards show was completely different.

"I literally went and got a dress from the store the day before. Does this fit? OK good, seems like this will work," she said with a laugh.

Field is being recognized this year for her work in Steven Spielberg's drama, "Lincoln." The 66-year-old has been acting since the 1960s, and she's proud of her long and varied career.

"I flip around between television and now film, or stage, and I move around," she said. "You have to go where the work is, so it may not be the life you thought was the life you might want ... but that's not where the work is, so you go and you find the work."

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