Last year, Hollywood legend Barbra Streisand’s beloved dog Samantha died at the age of 14, but her memory lives on!
Streisand is now the proud owner of Miss Fanny, a distant cousin of Samantha, and two other Coton de Tulear dogs that were cloned from cells in Samantha’s mouth and stomach.
The two puppies, named Miss Violet and Miss Scarlet, are physically identical to Samantha, but it remains to be seen if they’ll behave like her. In a new interview with Variety, Barbra said, “They have different personalities. I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and her seriousness.”
Aside from her dogs, the 75-year-old also revealed that she really wanted to be involved in the 2016 female-empowerment film “Hidden Figures.” She shared, “I wanted to do ‘Hidden Figures’ because that is a great film to me. I was sent the script, and I said yes. They gave it to the man who wrote the script [Ted Melfi], and he did a good job. I wish I had directed it.”
Overcoming barriers through the past six decades, Barbra has had her own experiences with sexism while directing, starring in, producing and co-writing movies. She said, “I didn’t know it was a glass ceiling. I just thought, 'They don’t believe in a woman’s capacity to handle finances or to be the businessman.' Years ago, I was told, ‘You want control? A woman wants control? That’s crazy!’”
As for women speaking out against all the sexual harassment and raising money for the TIME'S UP movement, Barbra reacted with praise, saying, “It’s just awe-inspiring.”
For more, including Streisand’s thoughts on Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump, visit Variety.com!