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The worst is when I talk myself into something. Sometimes you take things because you want to work with a certain actor, or you want…
Successful model? That’s a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the…
I had never done Shakespeare before, but I don’t think you can be an actor and not do it. There were moments when I thought,…
Box office success has never meant anything. I couldn’t get a film made if I paid for it myself. So I’m not ‘box office’ and…
Because Shakespeare’s language is so expansive, we’re under this misconception that it’s difficult. But I discovered that it’s easy because it’s so brilliantly written. The…
It comes down to something really simple: Can I visualize myself playing those scenes? If that happens, then I know that I will probably end…
I could be making a lot more money now if I had chosen a different kind of movie, but none of that matters to me……
Sometimes the odds are against you-the director doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing, or something falls apart in the production, or you’re working with…
I never shot on sets, but if I was traveling somewhere or on location, I would always have my camera, and I’d always be –…
Once I started on ‘Frances’ I discovered it was literally a bottomless well. It devastated me to maintain that for eighteen weeks, to be immersed…
We are not the originators of the story. I think it’s actually the opposite when you’re an actor. You’re telling somebody else’s story.
There are no explanations, there are no answers.
To stay interested in acting, I have to keep trying stuff I’ve never done before.
If you’re really in the process of photographing, you are absolutely aware. You are looking.
I do love acting. But to work as a photojournalist would have been extraordinary.
I have made decisions based from purely an actor’s point of view.
When I am home for like a two-year stretch, I get antsy, because I want to work.
TV is sort of the only way to go for an actress my age to make a decent salary; with independent films, you just can’t.
Sometimes parts just come along when it’s the perfect time for you to do them.
Photography was a blessing because it filled my time. If I had to start over, I’d pursue photography – probably to the exclusion of acting.
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