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Tea Leoni: Billy Bob Thorton is "My New Favorite Person In The World”

Tea Leoni: Billy Bob Thorton is

Tea Leoni joins Sharon Stone and Jane Fonda on the November 2008 cover of More‘s “Breaking the Age Barrier” issue, on newsstands October 28th.

Tea, who split with husband David Duchovny a few months ago, reportedly broke up her marriage because she had an illicit affair with Billy Bob Thorton. (Lea supposedly had “explicit text messages” on her cell phone from Billy Bob.) Here’s what Tea told More:

About her upcoming flick, Manure: “I’m basically made to look like Tippi Hedren. Hitchcock blonde is what we’re going for. The entire movie is brown. Everything. The sets, the props, the wardrobe, the cars. And I’m the only thing in cream. It’s funny, it’s a very simple thread but at the same time it’s all about our relationship to s—. Our own, others’, selling it, making it, smelling it, being offended by it, reveling in it, getting hit with it when it hits the fan. But at the same time, we have this incredible cast with Billy Bob Thornton, who is maybe my new favorite person in the world.

About being thrilled not to be cast as “the chick of the flick”: “That’s where your skirts are up to here and you’re blissfully 20 years younger than your co-star – and that would be his bliss and not necessarily my own. It simply becomes a different movie if you’re 10 years older.”

About paparazzi events: “The red carpet makes me feel like a bulls— artist. I don’t hang with anybody who stalks press.”

About aging gracefully: “My mom bites life in the ass. Aging gracefully to me isn’t about accepting it or doing only a bit of Botox. I think it’s a spark – a way of being.”

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