Barbra Streisand Remembers Her Iconic 1963 Duet with Judy Garland | Vanity Fair

1963

She was holding my hand and I thought, “Gee, she seems nervous.” At that time, I wasn’t nervous. I was still very young, I think, about to do Funny Girl, and now, when I think back on it, I think, “Oh, my God, I know exactly what she’s feeling.” Or, you know, the fears. It’s like, as you get older and people are kind of looking for you to fail more, I think—not people, not the audience—but, you know, critics or producers or whatever. And I just felt her. I felt her anxiety. . . . Part of me is much more relaxed than I’ve ever been, less frightened, less anxious. On the other hand, it’s a coming-of-age-thing, and she was much younger than I am, but there are things with careers. . . . I just understand the anxiety even though in a sense I’m calmer. It’s a dichotomy. It’s hard to explain. . . . You wonder, “Well, do I give it up? Do I retire? Or do I get more in before my time is up?”

via Barbra Streisand Remembers Her Iconic 1963 Duet with Judy Garland | Vanity Fair.

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