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" Acting happened to me. If I had pursued it, I think it would have been like someone going to a bar, desperately looking for love and not finding anyone. "
" Dance has helped me with everything. It was a great foundation for discipline, hard work and, unfortunately, the ever-elusive idea of perfection. It lends itself easily to fight choreography, because that's what it really is. Choreography. And knowing how to move with someone. "
" While 'Felicity' was successful in the States, and I had opportunities to do other stuff, I didn't want to do anything to make myself more famous. I wasn't dealing well with the celebrity of all of that. I was 23 - just a kid - and not coming from money, it was all just too much. I just wanted to slow it down a little bit, and gain control. "
" I love doing laundry! It's so satisfying. I love the way it smells. I love doing the sheets. "
" I am positive I was not a neglected child. I remember reading 'The Jungle Book' and 'The Sleeping Beauty.' "
" Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever. "
" I don't have time for any special skin routines. Many a night I go to bed with the gloppy mascara and all. "
" Dance is definitely what I love doing much more than anything else. "
" It's sad when girls think they don't have anything going on except being pretty. "
" When I was on the 'Mickey Mouse Club,' there was Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling and Christine Aguilera. But they were 12 and I was 17, so there was a bit of an age difference. "
" I stayed really physical during my pregnancy. I stuck to my normal pre-pregnancy workout, minus the stomach exercises and twisting. I really felt it helped my whole well-being. "
" People expect all women to react the same to pregnancy. But anyone who's been around pregnant women knows that it's not all cutesy and sweet. You spaz out and you're angry and you have tantrums. "
" I know not every mom is a secret KGB spy, but every mom has this whole other life. Every dad and every person has this whole other life. "
" Anything that opens you up emotionally is going to impact your acting. Parenthood, becoming a mom, certainly does that. "
" I'm not okay when I have to be around everyone all the time. "
" Who knows? Maybe years from now I'll be on a ranch in Colorado with 10 kids. The whole point of life is to experience a little bit of everything, and I think it's better when there are a few surprises thrown in. "
" I think people like to be thrilled and excited. And a scary movie is a safe way to do that because you're not actually doing it. It's entertainment. You know that you're in the confines of this two-hour space of safety in the movie house. "
" I would splurge on a great pair of high heels, because you can wear them to something fancy, but regular clothes? I'd rather go on a trip than spend $10,000 on clothes, and fly first class as a treat. "
" I want to be able to raise my kid. I was totally being a martyr about it at first, thinking I could totally do it on my own, which I did for a while. I've hired a babysitter before, but as for a full-time caregiver... for a control freak like me, it ain't gonna happen! "
" Naps are the key to relieving stress. When you are working on two hours of sleep, the fact that cheese comes on something when you ordered it with no cheese is enough to send you crying under the covers for an hour. "
" People still take it really personally. They come up to me at breakfast places like, 'When are you growing your hair back?' "
" Acting is a strange profession, and, yes, sometimes I struggle with its worth, its value in the world. "
" People - not just in their teenage years - hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready to have a real relationship. "
" I'm naturally thin, so I don't have to work too hard at it. I love food, but I also love to work out. I think it makes everything work better. "
" I am crazy for dessert. I eat everything. No one should be denied anything... just don't eat the whole thing. "
" I don't think I ate a green vegetable until I was 30. I didn't grow up with a mom who enforced that at all. "
" Everyone should dance more. Everyone should walk more. "
" I was a huge fan of 'Arrested Development,' and there's just something it tickles in me and it's bright and it's hilarious. "
" I am literally the worst person at keeping secrets. I'd be the worst spy of all time. "
" Personally, I'm a real wimp with scary movies. I get so scared. "
" I like getting to be in the adult world a little bit and then getting to be in the mom world and cook dinners. And, for me, that balance is what makes it nice. "