Is it true that you didn't know who De Niro was when you first met?
I had no idea and neither did my mother.
Your brothers must have been pretty rough on your dates.
Actually, by the time I hit high school, my oldest brother had joined the Peace Corps and spent four years in Ecuador. So he wasn't around when I "became a girl." When he came back and saw a couple of things I've done in the business, like Maxim and wearing a catsuit in 'Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back' he was like, "Will you please put some clothes on? We don't want our friends looking at you like that!" (laughs) One of my brothers recently said to me, "Eliza, when are you going to do something serious? When are you gonna get a real job? This little fun thing of yours has gone on too long. You need to get out there and follow in the family footsteps. It's time for you to get involved in some social or political or ecological issues." But I'm having kind of a lucky streak right now and I want to keep riding it. It's funny, I never sat down and mapped out this career of mine. I've always kind of flown by the seat of my pants. But somehow, it's all worked out.