|Kathy Bates' famous hot tub scene in 'About Schmidt.'|
"I've always loved driving. I own an RV and drove it to Memphis a couple of years ago. I stayed in an RV park on the Mississippi. It was wonderful to watch that river roll by," she said.
"On the road, some people don't have any idea who I am; they just see some old woman doddering around. I don't have paparazzi chasing me — I'm not of that ilk."
|Jack Nicholson in 'About Schmidt'|
On that 2010 RV trip she mentioned above to her Memphis, Tenn., hometown, Bates and her travel companion stayed at the Tom Sawyer RV Park on the Mississippi River. "You can just sit there and watch the barges go by. It's beautiful," she said.
In a 2009 article in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Bates was quoted as saying she "spends much of her free time driving around the country with her boyfriend, in an RV. 'Sometimes I just take off, just get away from L.A. and drive around and see real people. I like getting out at truck stops. I've always kind of liked the open road. So I'm often kind of on the lam.'"
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