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You know, when I got started on television in the ’80s, you would go to the costume department, and if you were a female they…
Well, I don’t think of myself as a feminist at all. As soon as we start labeling and categorizing ourselves and others, that’s going to…
To play someone when the character masks their own emotions, doesn’t understand their own emotions, has no release for their own emotions, and yet is…
Through all of this lovely interviewing, and nice things people say, and the rest of it, I have learned that I am an actor. That…
My body has done for me all these years things I couldn’t ever even dreamt to do for characters. It’s a tool, molecularly speaking, and…
I think the funny thing about acting for me – and I hold it in a very holy, spiritual way – not to be overly…
I mean, the unfair treatment of women and black people and Indians and other groups, that’s real. Mistreatment of other people because ‘I’m better than…
I have some close friends I keep in touch with. I knit. I watch a little too much TV. I ski, if the weather’s right…
I do get a fair amount of scripts; I got ‘Frozen River’ kinda just that way. I have a hard time turning my back on…
To get the hippie out of certain characters is probably the most difficult thing for me. I was not a hippie by choice but by…
Ever since Marilyn Monroe was transformed from one of the prettiest girls you could ever hope to see into an icon, everyone has been trying…
The key to acting has much more to do with listening than with talking.
The climate informs the character.
That’s probably the biggest secret of acting: If the actor believes it themselves, they can make you believe it.
People often expect me to be something other than what I am.
I’m very old-school. I like a director to direct me. I like to be the actor.
My mom was a ’70s mom. She paved a road that no one had yet walked.
I’m not particularly fond of the hybrid writer-director or actor-director.
I’m a very lucky girl who gets to act for a living! So why sit around griping and grousing about what’s not there.
I think this notion of acting and glamour is getting in everybody’s way.
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