I know it sounds absurd, but 11 months old, I did my first commercial.
There is something about street dogs, about rescues; they have this knowing sense about them.
I remember hearing in first grade, ‘Oh, why does she get to skip school?’ It wasn’t like I suddenly started feeling different. I always knew that I was. I never felt I missed out.
You just have this freedom when you’re younger – this lack of concern to fail or do anything wrong. It comes with an ease that I’ve found has kind of deteriorated over time.
When it comes to relationships, it’s nice to have something that is your own and not everyone else’s. That’s not part of my job. I never stood up on a podium and said, ‘Vote for me – I’m perfect. I’ll be this for you and never do anything wrong.’
I really had a rough time in middle school. Middle school to me was the way most people explain high school. Then in high school I had a blast. I basically did everything that you would do in high school or in college, so it really wasn’t a difficult thing to pull out.
I actually had an experience where I thought somebody was breaking into my house. That’s got to be the most terrified I’ve ever been in my life. I don’t know if that’s saying much. The fear, especially as a female in a house by yourself, was horrible.
We commend President Obama and his administration for taking this strong action against Iceland and its barbaric whaling industry… and we urge the President to take similar action against Japan and Norway as well!
The frustrating part of it is that you’re generally known for what you did last. I’ve had the privilege of doing some very cool independent films that, a lot of the time, the general public doesn’t see unless you’re at a film festival or you’re into that kind of movie.
I think at the age I’m at, it’s really hard for a film career, and I’m at a point in my life where I thought it would be a good idea to be a part of a good show and to be able to finish school.
When I turned 18, was the first time that I really started concentrating on politics. And I started doing so because I realized that in order to really create and generate change, it has to come from changing laws… so I started campaigning for Norman Lear’s foundation, which was Declare Yourself.
People can tell when you’re happy with being you and when you’re not. It’s only cheesy because it’s true. As I’ve gotten older and grown into my body, I’ve started realizing that the way you carry yourself and that light coming out of your eyes are the most attractive things about you.
Eating healthy is a constant battle. I love chips. I’m a huge pasta fan.
Some people ask me whether I’m a ‘mama’s girl’ or a ‘papa’s girl.’ I’m nobody’s girl. My brother clings to our parents; I’m the one shoving them out the door.
Every girl likes feeling hot and sexy and beautiful and likes hearing it.