Melissa Leo is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "Frozen River." There is a fantastic interview with Leo by Melissa Silverstein on wowowow.com. Must read!
In response to question about having a career breakthrough at age 48: "Aren't you just breaking through all of the time? ...I have no regrets for my slow, delicious career."
When Silverstein asks her about Hollywood's obsession with youth, Leo says, "I would do nothing to stop my aging. Aging is growing up. When we’re children they want us to grow up, and then we get grown up and they want us not to age."