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You can watch someone on-stage cry and cry – but in the audience you feel nothing. It’s easy to become indulgent. For me, what’s important…
With big, emotional roles it’s very easy, especially if you’ve grown up in the American school of acting, to exploit your own pain. You have…
My family is from the South, and I can remember all those ladies I grew up with, like my great-aunts, who had handkerchiefs. There’s something…
My castings sort of go in phases. There’ll be several icy professional parts – a lawyer or a cop. And then there’ll be the intelligent-but-wounded…
If there’s one thing that I’ve done on purpose it’s to take whatever job, so long as it’s interesting and challenging, whether it’s theatre, radio,…
It’s very hard to put forth a film that’s about love and the joy of love and for it not to be patronising and not…
I mean, the idea of losing a parent is really inconceivable. I think there’s just an undertone of dread about the subject, so people don’t…
I believe that no matter what you do in life, if you learn the basics through theater, it will help you in everything else –…
You have to relish the challenge of television.
What I love about a play is that it’s such an investment because only time can create a lot of what happens onstage.
The only really conscious decision I made was to cast my net wide and if the work was good, to do it.
The thing about death is that it’s honest.
The good thing is that I’m always honest.
The goal seems to me at times just to be business first.
The entertainment industry is terrified of silence.
People can’t really place me. They’re not really sure who I am.
My experience is that’s rare – that you have a script that is… what they call ‘film-ready.’
If you have two parents who have to work, who want to work, you need to have someone to guide your child.
I’m sure my father had more to do with my career than I would like to give him credit for. I would love to think…
I’m profoundly lucky. I really like it. I really like my work. I’ve liked it since I was 5 years old.
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