Janet McTeer: I put as much effort as I have time ! With the Golden Globes I literally had 2 days to find something and that was pretty stressful , with a little more lead time for the Oscars I have had a dress made for me.
MsF: What will you be doing to prepare your look for the Academy Awards ?
JM: Again as much as I have time for! I'm currently filming damages so I'm working right up until I fly to LA but I'll manage to squeeze in a manicure I'm sure
MsF: What qualities do you look for in a dress when you choose a look for an event?
JM: Depending on the event and the time of the event. I do believe less is more so I look for elegance and clean lines. I'm curvy so a tapered, not too fussy line suits me. If it’s a fun party I'll add a bit more funk and I never underestimate the power of a good décolletage !
MsF: Whose opinion do you trust when trying on red carpet options?
JM: Mine and my husband's.
MsF: Are there any fashion designers that you return to for special occasions?
JM: I love Marc Jacobs , David Meister for the red carpet , Miu Miu , Jovani does good stuff for far less and do more sizes than a 2! I could go on and on but these are who I've worn recently
MsF: Do you have an all-time favorite look that you have worn on the red carpet?
JM: Not yet !
MsF: How has the culture of dressing for the red carpet changed since your last Academy Award nomination?
JM: It hasn’t, it's just as glamorous just as swanky , just as stressful.
MsF: What dress, handbag, shoes and jewelry did you ultimately choose to wear to the Oscars?
JM: I'm wearing a dress by David Meister , jewels by Piaget and believe it or not but I haven't got shoes or a bag yet and they are 4 days away. Ridiculous I know!
MsF: Thank you and have a great time!
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