Diane Keaton has not always been a straight talker but at the age of 70 it seems nothing is off limits.
“I am sexually frustrated,” she declared.
“It is not easy these days to find dates with sexually interested men.”
The star made her statement last month on the Ellen DeGeneres Show while promoting her new film Finding Dory in which Ellen co-stars as a fellow voice in the computer-animated sequel to Finding Nemo. But Keaton is unapologetic.
“I speak my mind,” she says.
“I haven’t always done so but that confidence comes with age and experience. It does not matter whether you are famous or not. Similar problems and situations bind us together.
“I think I suffered from a problem for my generation growing up in the 1950s. You were always ‘picked’ by a man. You were ‘chosen’. I spent too long worrying, thinking and obsessing over men. I am sure that will be familiar to many women my age.
“Part of us will regret we are not in our 20s today with all the new attitudes and opportunities. But you can only deal with the times you are living through and what is thought to be in fashion and acceptable.”
After more than 40 years at the top with “so many” lovers including Al Pacino and Warren Beatty, plus a succession of hit films, Keaton is still single and available. And perhaps she has been too pessimistic about her future with men.