“The Shape of Water” star got emotional by thinking about the impact her mother had on her life.
Sally Hawkins told PEOPLE, “There are a few women who have inspired me, but the woman who has inspired me the most would have to be my own mother and my grandmother.” Sally getting tearily eyed has said that just talking about mothers makes them cry. The actress nominated for a Best Actress Oscar has said: “This is very embarrassing, but yes, I’d have to say, my mother.” Sally has been nominated for her second Academy Award for her role as a mute janitor who has fallen in love with a mysterious amphibian man in her movie, “The Shape of Water.”
The first time, she was nominated for her role in Woody Allen’s 2014 “Blue Jasmine.” Sally has said that there are many movies that “always make me cry and always make me laugh,” when she was asked about the movies that have moved her the most. She has listed 1982’s “Time Bandits”— starring John Cleese and Sean Connery, written by “Monty Python” Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin— as one of her favorite comedies.
She has explained that Monty Pythons films were “a big part of my childhood” as well as added that she wanted to watch “everything that my brother saw and found hysterical,” despite “not quite understanding it.” She has also mentioned another creature-love story reminiscent of “The Shape of Water” in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. and has said that will get her every time. Recently, Sally has hit the red carpet at the 2018 EE British Academy Awards at Royal Albert Hall on Sunday where she was joined at the event by “The Shape of Water” director Guillermo Del Toro. Sally’s movie featured Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.