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There is no theoretical study of motherhood. You know, before I became a mother, I did play a mother, but I was like – I…
There are many ways you can make money. Certain ways will make you happy, certain other ways will make other people happy. But if you…
Physical hunger and physical poverty is something I could only imagine. I’ve been poor when I was in China… As kids we never had to…
How do you explain certain physical qualities that somehow sell on screen? You’re born with it… Certain people are just more watchable, and I was…
I will always have a career. I believe in working. I don’t believe that taking care of your house and children is enough for a…
Beauty is the result of having been through an experience all the way through to the end – therefore it has a poignancy. Beauty that…
When you feel so strongly about something and other people feel equally strongly, you have to feel stronger about it in order to succeed.
The lowest budget U.S. films are ten times times better than shooting in Tibet.
The difference between me and American-born actors is that I came here with the expectation of not being treated fairly.
If you know how to do a job very well, you keep doing it.
I would never offer advice without the person asking for it. I, in general, don’t believe in giving advice, actually, as a human being I…
I know what actors fear, what they like; I know how to get things out of them and I listen to them better, since I’ve…
I don’t want to tell people what I make. It’s a lot more than I ever dreamed of as a kid. I never think about…
How I was raised is what I am today.
Acting is actually private.
For the past few years, I was the more visible Asian performer, and I think it gave young girls a kind of role model showing…
I don’t find intimate scenes more difficult than other scenes.
Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that I must make an effort to quit. I love acting; I love directing.
I never went on an audition – when they were really looking at everybody.
My fairy-tale life ended the moment I wanted to apply for a passport.
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