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" Acting is such a crazy industry, but kite boarding keeps me grounded. "
" At about 17, I decided I wanted to take kiteboarding seriously and compete, so my agents were like, 'Just keep sending in a few audition tapes anyway, just for good stuff.' "
" I'd love, love, love to do a comedy. I can't imagine being on set and being happy and cheerful. That seems so foreign. "
" I don't look at myself as a Scream Queen, and I don't plan on continuing on this genre route. If anything, I want to go very different places. "
" If you've got people around you that are like, 'Oh, you're so good,' this and that, it becomes unhealthy. My friends are like, 'You look like a doofus.' I'm like, 'Thank you. Thank you for that.' It keeps me grounded. "
" I grew up really loving old-school horror such as 'Halloween' and 'The Birds.' "
" I grew up with horror. My dad loves movies, and he passed a lot of them on to me. There's something so fun about them. "
" I guess becoming an adult and learning how to survive on your own is exciting. "
" I love James Brown, and as a baby, I was always dancing to James Brown. "
" I'm a huge fan of the first 'Independence Day.' It is amazing. When it came out in 1995, just how explosive and big it was... I loved it. "
" I'm lucky because I remember my dad showing me 'Independence Day,' and I loved it. "
" I'm working on a movie called 'Labor Day' with Kate Winslet while still balancing kite boarding. Being an actress and an athlete is a challenge, but I'm excited to see what happens. "
" I started kite boarding when I was 13. My dad was a kite boarder, and I begged him to teach me until he finally agreed. He made me wait because it can be dangerous. "
" I think it's really good to get the adrenaline pumping. "
" I've never experienced complete terror, knock on wood, or running for my life or any of that. "
" I've seen so many scripts, and I want to do everything. Like with kiteboarding, you have to be fearless. I'm not scared. "
" My dad took me to see James Brown live, and that's so cool, cause I don't think many people my age can say they saw James Brown. I'm pretty proud of that. That's the thing about me that no one really knows. I had to have been 6 or 7, but I remember it vividly. "
" My goal is to continue to act and still be a professional kiteboarder. "
" Signing up for 'It Follows,' I didn't have any idea it was going to turn out the way it did, but seeing it, the music and the feel of it definitely was pretty amazing, getting that kind of throwback feel to classic horror movies. "
" Stick up for what you believe in and never, ever feel that you can't say something or speak your mind. I think that would be the best advice. Be strong. Be confident. That's really all you need. "
" 'The Shining,' 'A Nightmare on Elm Street,' 'Halloween.' Those are the greats. "
" To be honest, you don't get the full picture when you read a script. "
" When I was living in the Dominican Republic, the local kids became a part of my family. "
" When you look at the roles I've done and the roles coming up, they're all strong. I guess I'm more drawn to that than that kind of submissive role females can be categorised as. "
" With kiting, you have to land a trick, and in that instant you know whether you won or lost - I knew I could become the best in the world if I trained. But with acting, there are different variations; there's not a right or wrong way. It's so hard because it's so out of your hands. I have no idea what's going to happen! "
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