Actress Shirley Maclaine says she's content to play plump, ill-tempered characters, but she hasn't given up on glamour entirely. Maclaine, 55, said she had a good time gaining 25 pounds to play a tyrannical piano teacher in last year's critically acclaimed "Madame Sousatzka." "I needed to feel my thighs clang together. I had to get Shirley out of the way and let this character play herself," she said in Ladies' Home Journal. Her newest role, in the soon-to-be-released film version of the play "Steel Magnolias," is Ouiser Boudreaux: "an old, ugly, sarcastic witch who's been in a bad mood for 40 years. I'm going to play characters who are misfits or mildly eccentric, with very sweeping personalities, maybe 60 or 65 years old, who may or may not have any sexual relationships, who are confronting something important about themselves." But one day, the Oscar-winning actress said, "I may also decide I want to be glamorous again."