I thought ‘Out of Africa’ would be a beautiful ballet.
I’m just grateful I didn’t have to spend my early 20s in front of paparazzi cameras.
There’s such a work ethic involved in theatre that you can’t learn in L.A.
My job as an actress is to make things work and come up with reasons of my own and not just fill in the blanks for anybody else, you know what I mean?
I knew I wanted to be a performer, but I didn’t know I would specifically be in film. I actually never thought I would be in film. I always envisioned being on the stage.
I like not being noticed. It has been a struggle because I love performing, but if I’m in a group of people and someone has a bigger personality, I’m like, ‘Go ahead, and have fun!’
I research every part thoroughly. I talk it out with my actor friends, but then I throw it all away when I get to the set. You have to be spontaneous.
If I had a project that I had auditioned for and I was getting close to getting it, I didn’t want to tell anybody because I thought then I wouldn’t get it, but in reality that really had no bearing on whether or not I got a part.
School was hard for me. If there had been a school for the creative arts, I might have thrived, but… I needed that creative outlet so much. Also, I’m just bad with numbers.
I’m not the kind of actress who asks a lot of questions of my directors unless it’s something I really need to know.
I graduated high school and I didn’t have a skill set and I didn’t want to go to college. I needed a job.
I have to say I’ve been lucky in that way in that I’ve been able to go from different films and different genres with different challenges.
I love accents – I wish I could find an accent for every one of my characters. It makes it so much easier when I don’t have to hear my own voice.
I probably never would have been hired on Broadway had I not moved out to L.A. and pursued acting and film, which is sad, really.
Being an actress hasn’t made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress.