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" Acting is the business of truth, so that we can see ourselves reflected back and learn. "
" 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 need to take care of it. "
" I got none. I mean, I have no religion. I like the quote unquote 'Virgin Mary,' but no Catholicism. "
" 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 for that. If I can find a group of buddies, I go rock climbing. "
" I always wanted to play a nun, and to play the Reverend Mother was a thrill of a lifetime for me. But, generations back, my family were not churchgoers, which is an unusual thing in the United States. "
" I think there has only been one time in my entire career that I've ever gone back to shoot a scene. And it was a scene that, when we were shooting it, we knew that it wasn't working. We knew there was a disagreement between the actor and director. So, we went back. "
" My mom was a '70s mom. She paved a road that no one had yet walked. "
" Acting, it's hit or miss. Make them laugh, make them cry; hopefully they have a little entertainment. "
" I rarely know too much about anything I'm getting involved in. "
" The key to acting has much more to do with listening than with talking. "
" People often expect me to be something other than what I am. "
" I'm not particularly fond of the hybrid writer-director or actor-director. "
" Hire me for the next picture. I don't have to just play down-and-out trailer trash and mean, old, wicked, old nuns. I could play a princess or a queen. That's all I wanted to do. Because campaigning does go on. It's a part of selling the film. "
" I think the funny thing about acting for me - and I hold it in a very holy, spiritual way - not to be overly fundamentalist about it, but it's that important to me - is that it is an ancient healing art. "
" 'Wayward Pines' has largely been, in my experience, a show left to the actors. "
" 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 is my profession. That is my job. That is how I make a living. So I am just out there making a living. "
" The power of television - it's so present in our lives, we don't even know how powerful it is. "
" Supporting actors are the support. You can't make a building without support. You can't buy dinner without support. "
" I'm very old-school. I like a director to direct me. I like to be the actor. "
" An actor's life is fairly lonely. "
" Why do we have to pretend we're not in the sales game? I didn't sign on to be a salesman. I signed on to be an actor. "
" The climate informs the character. "
" 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 full of emotion - that is a much harder character to play than someone who has somewhere to put it. "
" I am that lucky woman who has been living my life all my life. Anything can happen now. Anything. And it will be only whip cream and delightful things. Even in the conflict and the hardship. "
" I think this notion of acting and glamour is getting in everybody's way. "
" If I'm going to get an ice cream cone two or three times a week, then it's a pleasure. No guilt. "
" 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 shut down the world. "
" Wayward Pines, I tell you, is a strange place, and the entry is always the hardest part. I was just going along for the ride. "
" Being an actor on a movie set is like going to the playground at recess. "
" That's what acting is. You're not alone. It's reacting. That's what we do. "
" I live in the country, and I live a fairly natural, holistic life. Sometimes I get put up in hotels where they use chemical sprays to clean things, or there are chemicals used that I stay away from. "