“I truly have no regrets” – Exclusive interview with Kim Basinger
29 March, 2017
“I truly have no regrets” – Exclusive interview with Kim Basinger
In 1986, the movie called 9½ Weeks was released and it became as popular in Georgia as anywhere else in the world. It was the first time most Georgians learned who Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke were. Then there were other films, namely Batman, The Marrying Man, L.A. Confidential (Academy Award in Best Supporting Actress nomination to Basinger), The Informers, etc. Her last movie as of now is Fifty Shades Darker, where she plays the role of Elena Lincoln. In
all, Kim Basinger has played in 54 movies.

Kim Basinger is one of the most beautiful women in the world and we can speak endlessly about her. She’s 63 years old now and is still as attractive as earlier. She agreed to talk to us and gave a very interesting interview to Kviris Palitra newspaper.

Dear Kim you are favorite actress of Georgian people, almost every woman attentively follows news related with you. How Kim Basinger lives today?


I live in Southern California, I love the climate here and I love being by the beach because I participate in all water sports, especially surfing. My daughter, Ireland lives near me and she has 8 dogs, I have 5 as we love animals. I love music and I love books of all types. I’ve got hummingbird feeders throughout my property and they attract hundreds of hummingbirds every day. I’ve been very blessed having travelled all over the world and meeting lots of wonderful people. My boyfriend and I spend a lot of time in Hawaii, our favorite place on earth. I have always loved writing and I’m getting more into it these days, especially children’s books. The most important thing I do is work with 4 wonderful animal protection groups to help stop the cruelty that goes on in every country on this planet.
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Kim Basinger and her daughter Ireland

You were the most prominent sex symbol of the ’80s and early ’90s. Who do you consider a modern day sex symbol?


Scarlett Johansson is my choice, she is a very eloquent, smart and beautiful woman who uses her power as a woman and her intelligence as a human being very wisely, making a great role model for young girls and for those growing up in this crazy world. She also takes a stance on issues that she cares about and in that regard I admire her a great deal. As far as her sex symbol status, I think she uses her sexuality in a very non-gratuitous way.

I would like to ask you about men. Dear Kim, who was the main man of your life, or the man you often think about?

I have a wonderful boyfriend who I met over 20 years ago. We were just working together and were very good friends. In the last 3 years we became a couple which was quite surprising to both of us but a beautiful surprise. Another man in my life is my cat Dude.
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Kim Basinger and her boyfriend Mitch Stone

Is there anything in your life that you would like to change? Or do you regret about something?


As with all of us, we all have our challenges, our ups, our downs, our wins and losses, our successes and our failures but each and every one of us has a journey and through the years I have learned to truly embrace my journey and to be thankful for everything I’ve ever gone through whether truly positive or trying to get though a tough situation. I just feel I am a student of life, I’ve learned much and I will be learning until I leave this planet. So to answer your question about regret, I truly have no regrets, I try to live everyday in the present not having one foot in the future or one foot in the past. I try to stay in the present everyday and to be grateful and thankful to God for life.

My next question is about Mr. Donald Trump. What do think about 45th US president and about his political views?

As far as the new president goes, it would be an understatement to say that we don’t see eye to eye. I am a person who cares about the environment, who cares about animal rights, women’s rights and human rights. And that’s really all I care to say about this. There are many, many issues that I cannot agree with the choices that he is making or has already made. We would need another 5 or 10 hours to truly cover all the issues when it comes to Trump but that’s all I want to say for now.

By Nino Tsipuria for Kviris Palitra

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