Date: 27th March 2001
THORA BIRCH enjoyed this year's (01) Oscars much more than last - because she didn't have to deal with the pressure of being in a nominated film.
Last year (00) the young AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999) star had to face all the hype surrounding the SAM MENDES-directed movie - and didn't enjoy the evening very much. She admits, "I'm enjoying it much more this year because I don't have the kind of pressure I had last year - I don't have any pressure on me now. "I get to watch it in a state of amusement, as all my friends are now fretting." (MB/WN/CPT)