Patricia Arquette has swept awards season for her supporting performance in "Boyhood," which famously took 12 years to film, but she used her Independent Spirit Award win to set the record straight about exactly how long Richard Linklater's indie epic took to assemble.

Turns out when you add in every year's casting and location scouting, the process was somehow lengthier than was even reported.

The Oscar frontrunner also opened up about the decision she faced at age 18: whether to keep acting or become a midwife.