With her new memoir My name is BarbraBarbra Streisand says she hopes readers will finally know “the truth” about her.
“One of the reasons I wrote the book is to talk about the myths about me,” Streisand tells CBS News’ Gayle King in an interview that aired on CBS Sunday morning.
In addition to reflections on her career as a singer, actress and director, Streisand writes about her “past loves and regrets,” as King teased.
But if it were up to Streisand, who was married to James Brolin for 25 years, less about her past relationships – including with Don Johnson, Ryan O’Neal, Andre Agassi and former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau – would have been in the spotlight. book.
“Listen, I didn’t want to write about any of them,” Streisand says. “(But) my editor said, ‘You have to leave some blood on the page!'”
After King the As we were star on her “really fun dating list,” she asks Streisand if she had “a good time.”
“With the men in my life, yes,” she answers.
Elsewhere in her conversation with King, Streisand, who is joined at one point by Brolin and recalls the apparent insult that led to their courtship, reflects on her childhood, including being “angry” about her father’s death when she was still was only a child. year old and her mother’s lack of affection.
Despite her iconic career, Streisand also emphasizes, “I don’t consider myself a famous person, I just don’t. I’m the same Barbara Joan Streisand I was in high school.
The multi-hyphenate also tells King about the work she finds most satisfying: “I love directing because it’s a complete vision. … It calls on every aspect of yourself: decorating, visualizing, helping actors achieve a performance I have in mind for them.”
Watch the full interview below, in which King also visits Streisand’s private shopping center in the basement of her Malibu home.