-- Téa Leoni is one busy woman. She has a new movie, Jurassic Park III, in theaters. And she and husband David Duchovny have a 2-year-old daughter, Madelaine West. But the actress finds time to take the PrimeTime Q&A on secret passions and super powers.
Q: If you could go back in time and be anyone in history, who would you want to be?A: Well, I would want to be someone really sort of sexy and great and powerful … change the world.
Q: What would you say is your favorite song?A: Anything by Led Zeppelin. "Tangerine" comes to mind.
Q: What really makes you upset?A: What makes me really upset? One thing? Can it be like the whole day? Can I give you the day that I had last week? … The first thing that comes to mind is when you're driving in the left lane in the freeway and someone is not passing. And they're just sitting there and there's another guy in the center lane and another guy, the slow guy, is in the right lane and somehow it's making a blockade and the guy in the left lane is supposed to pass and move over or go and join the buddy in the right-hand lane and he doesn't do it. Frankly that's a biggy for me.
Q: What would you order for your last meal? A: Well, I would start with some french fries for a little starter course and then probably segue right into some pizza with scallops on it and then I'd probably have some lobsters and then I'd like spaghetti with a sort of bolognese meat sauce, kind of peppery. Maybe a little fettucini after that and then ice cream, certainly, would play in there somewhere and maybe … definitely Twinkies. Line them up, as many as I … Do I need to stop? Can it be a big meal?
Q: Aside from David, who would you want to be stranded with on a desert island?A: Aside from David, who would I like to be stranded on a desert island with? And this is going to air and David would see it? I'm not answering that one … I'm going to go unromantic. If I had to be stranded on an island — this is not very sexy, but it would be my daughter.
Q: What have you done that you regret the most?A: I guess it would be not finishing college. But, see, I can change that one. I can go back and remedy that problem. So it's sort of, it's OK, I'm all right with it. I don't lose sleep about it. You know, I can get back in. They'd accept me maybe some day, some little community place would take me in for another couple years.
Q: What do you say is the happiest moment of your life?A: The day my daughter was born is the happiest moment in my life.
What do you think makes a person sexy?I think a sharp mind, probably the sexiest asset anyone could ever have.
Q: Do you have any secret passions?A: I think right now my secret passion is sleeping … When you have a 2-year-old … Yeah, I would say sleep is a secret passion of mine. I'd rather do that than almost anything.
Q: What is your greatest fear?A: Being pushed off of a big ledge, like a mile up and falling into really murky, dark water with rats in it.
Q: If you could possess a super power, for just a day, which one would you pick?A: If I could possess a super power for the day, I'd want to be able to fly. … You don't have to even flap really. You just would run and take off.
Q: What day do you wish you could live over?A: Oh, the day I married David. That was a great day. I was going to say the birth of my daughter. I would like to relive that day over and over again, but there's this the tiny amount of pain involved there so … let's keep that as the best day and not the day that we want to repeat.
Q: What's the craziest thing you did last year?A: I slept with my shoes on one night, the whole night. Oh my God, am I dull.
Q: When you look in the mirror, what is your favorite body part?A: My shoulders … from the front.
Q: What is your least favorite body part?A: My shoulders from the back. I had a dress on the other day and, and from the front David said, "My God, it's like Wonder Woman." And then I turned around and he said, "Wow, it's like wonder if she's a woman." They're very broad.
Q: What do you like to spend your money on?A: Things to do with cars. Like I just chipped my car — this is this cool thing that you can do — you can take out the old computer chip and put in a new that makes it faster and better.
Q: What's your favorite snack?A: Anything with a lot of sugar, fat and salt in it … that could be anything, you know, like a little pizza with ice cream on it.
Q: If you could be anyone in history, who would you be?A: I think maybe Eli Whitney.