Shirley MacLaine honoured with AFI lifetime award

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine was honored with the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award on T hursday night for roles in movies including “Terms of Endearment,” “Steel Magnolias” and “Postcards from the Edge.”

MacLaine, well-known for her belief in life after death, spoke seriously about the roles of women in movies, and was gently teased about her thoughts on previous lives by co-stars such as Jack Nicholson and Carrie Fisher at the gala dinner on the movie studio lot of Sony Pictures.

She even made light of her ideas, telling the audience of A-list stars to relax and enjoy themselves during this life “because if we don’t do it now, we’ll do it next time around.” MacLaine added: “If you enter my life, you’ll never get out, even when you die.”

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