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All Quotes by author - Betty Gilpin
" Both of my parents are actors, so I grew up backstage with them. I would see some of their shows 30, 40, 50 times. I would have it all memorized. I loved it. "
" Female friendship... I think you have friendships that come and go, and then there are ones that the girl becomes a part of your bones. "
" Getting to work with Edie Falco and watching her be a quiet presence - but a very powerful presence - and so brilliant and free? That was the first person I saw where I was like, 'I want to emulate that.' "
" 'GLOW' was the first time that, from head to toe, I was asked to use my body in a functional, powerful way as an actor - and that felt amazing. "
" Growing up, I was a self-loathing Igor who carried the queen's books. My job was to be the sarcastic sherpa, quietly providing the farce and adoration, then becoming part of the wall when cued. "
" I fill my business emails with smiley faces and question marks so that I don't sound too severe. "
" If I'm brought the wrong order at a restaurant, I don't send it back, because I don't want the waiter to get mad at me. "
" I kept feeling like there were no parts for girl who want to play to the mezzanine. "
" I'm on a billboard in Times Square, but my bathroom is still dirty, and I have toothpaste on my face. "
" In previous roles, I have thought of my body as 'Betty's body,' and I try not to eat too many dinner rolls - please don't fire me! I'll make crazy choices from the neck up, but from the neck down, it's just me trying to suck it in. And in 'GLOW,' my whole body was required to do a function and not just to look as good as possible in a costume. "
" I often feel like a character actress trapped inside the mean, aging Barbie's body. "
" I spent a lot of time in college studying theater of the absurd and Beckett and Genet, and then I spent a lot of time after that at 'Gossip Girl' auditions, thinking, 'Wow, I really wasted my money.' "
" I wasn't allowed to audition for anything professionally until I was - I guess I cheated a little bit and started when I was in college, but I graduated! Barely. "
" I was scared to film 'GLOW' for many reasons. As an actor, as a wrestler. It was just a very scary and intimidating experience. "
" I would do musicals in high school where there was dancing, and I would sing my verse, and then they would choreograph it so when I would take an eight-count to back up to the back of the stage while the other dancers covered me up because my body was totally... I was always in newborn-deer mode. "
" Nothing is more theater-based than wrestling. It's Greek-tragedy-level theater. "
" The more power you can find in yourself and your own surety and identity is actually the best output that you could give to your friends in relationships. "
" There's not a ton of roles out there for the insecure, loud Britney Spears type. "
" There's nothing fake about flipping over and landing on your back. "
" The rule was I had to go to college, and I couldn't even go to theater camp. "
" To get health insurance, you give up your dignity - that's what I thought being an actor was. So when 'GLOW' came along, I was shaking reading it because I hadn't really allowed myself to dream of a show like this. "
" When I read what 'GLOW' was about, it just felt like something where I could make as many faces as I wanted, and it would totally make sense! "
" When we did 'Endgame,' we were all hunched over and making the craziest sounds. Then I graduated and went right into auditioning for 'Gossip Girl' and things like that, where, as an actress, you're required to act from the neck up and, from the neck down. It's a presentation of your birthday-suit self. "
" With all the stuff that's going on in the world - after I watch the news, read the news, and listen to my podcasts, at the end of the day, am I really going to watch an episode of murder and time travel? "
" Wrestling was the first time I thought, 'My leg is the thing that functions in this way to do this move, to get from A to B.' Instead of, like, 'My body's purpose is to suck it in so the male showrunner thinks it's attractive.' "
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