Sean (Diddy) Combs: [My mother] taught the lesson about sacrificing for your kids, but also that if your kids hit it big, they better make it up to you for those years. She’s gotten her sacrifices back with interest.
Jason Segel: The first time my mom found condoms in my room, she literally started crying hysterically.
“She was this incredible mom. With each of her kids, she did something called ‘time,’ where she would spend an hour each day doing whatever the kid wanted to do, whether it was play spacemen or ‘Let’s go into your makeup, and I’ll make you up like a clown.’ And as a teenager you’d be like, ‘Rub me, Mom. Give me a massage.’” —Jeff Bridges
“My mother went to Radcliffe, and rather than just trying to get rich, she wanted to be a teacher and taught for over 30 years in the public schools. She’s definitely got some war stories.” —Ben Affleck
What did you do that broke your mom’s heart most?
Ty Burrell: When I was 10 or so, I told her, “I don’t think you love me unconditionally.” I had no idea what the term meant. She was really hurt at first, but then she was just pissed off, like, “Fuck that! That’s ridiculous. I didn’t change your diapers and all that shit if I didn’t love you unconditionally. Get out of here.”
On dedicating his No Country for Old Men Oscar to his mother, Pilar: “[That night] I was sitting by Jack Nicholson with my long list of thanks, and I said, ‘I’m so nervous. I don’t know what to say if I go up there.’ He said, ‘Don’t get emotional, drop the names, and dedicate it to your mother.’” —Javier Bardem