Screen star Marcia Gay Harden describes her best supporting actress OSCAR win as "disastrous" - because she's certain the victory has stunted her career.

The 44-year-old actress scooped the coveted honour for her turn in 2000's POLLOCK, but her star has yet to truly shine in Hollywood - and she believes her ACADEMY AWARD may have a lot to do with it.

She says, "The Oscar is disastrous on a professional level. Suddenly the parts you're offered become smaller and the money less. There's no logic to it."

She adds, "Fame can be crippling. Have I experienced it first hand? I wish."

03/12/2003 08:59