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" Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things. It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful, even if it was just vicariously. "
" I was a very good girl for a long time, that's what really drew me to acting. The stage was the perfect place to be outrageous, to be sad, to be angry, to be all these different things. "
" I think that I do separate myself a fair amount. And I don't feel like I am representing women. That's up to however people interpret it once they sort of see it. "
" I never liked the bar scene. I tried to like it. I would give it a try every three or four months. I'd think, tonight I'm going out. But I never met anybody in that circumstance. "
" I get recognised sometimes. But I just live my life. I get on the bus, I get on the subway, it's not a problem. "
" I certainly do get at the end of my rope at times. We all do. "
" I think the people who cast films tend to think of me in regard to strong women with integrity and a lot of it has been very good. "
" I just try and do the best with every role I get to do. Hopefully the experience in itself is a good experience and people will want to work with me. "
" It's such a great feeling to make people laugh. I know I've made people cry or want to slit their wrists, but to make people laugh is a very intoxicating, wonderful thing. "
" I don't have a political bone in my body. "
" I think of myself more as a character actor than that ingenue leading lady, who started out something like Michelle Pfeiffer, or Jessica Lange. I'm a bit quirkier than that. "
" I'm hard to pin down. I tend to look different in films. "
" I was always much more shy. All I knew was that I loved to act. But I don't know about the other part of it. I'm not sure I had the chutzpah to go and prove yourself. "
" Once I got to high school and auditioned for a play and got in, I thought this was really what I was looking for. Once that had got cleared up, from 13 on, that was it. "
" I think I knew acting was what I wanted to do. But I was from this small town and there was no place for an adult to recognise it. "