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" I actually have this fantasy of giving up my cell phone. "
" I would give anything to sit down with my maternal grandmother and have a cup of tea and play Scrabble. She died 10 years ago. "
" Some of the best projects I've worked on - 'Dexter,' the 'Bourne' series - were leaps of faith. I couldn't read the scripts in advance. "
" I always thought it would be really fun to play a villain. I feel like I haven't done that yet. Not an anti-hero, not someone who is flawed, but somebody who is just straight-up bad. "
" The true test of a relationship is traveling together. "
" Julia Roberts taught me how to knit on the set of 'Mona Lisa Smile.' "
" I like analyzing human behavior. It's complex. That's what keeps me going. "
" I think with '10 Things I Hate About You,' I was an angsty teenager, and in some ways, I responded to that character. That was one of my first big jobs, so I think maybe I lucked out, and casting thought that I was a good match for it. Since then, as I've gotten older, I'm a much more happy, joyful, almost carefree person. "
" I love podcasts! I wish I had my own, although I think there are already too many podcasts, so I don't know how I would create a new one. "
" I love the sun and salt water, which is not good for your skin and therefore not good for your image. I'm terrible about protecting my skin as well. "
" I was gonna throw the first pitch at a Mets game, but there was a rain delay. So I'm waiting for it to stop, and the team's manager, Willie Randolph, comes by. Now he's already intimidating to begin with. But he comes over to me and says, 'If you screw this up, they will boo you.' And I said 'Thanks.' "
" I always feel like a goofy little kid. "
" I was reluctant to join Twitter. My biggest concern was, I don't want these thoughts that pop into my brain to be immediately broadcast. There's a danger in that. And also - who cares? "
" My musician friends could always practice what they loved doing, but I can't go on a street corner and start reciting a monologue. Acting is very collaborative, and you always need other people with you - mainly an audience. "
" I went to a Chekhov play with my grandmother, and at the end, I was talking about how the first act was so boring. And my grandmother didn't see that at all. I realized it was because I need, like, the constant images changing. I wrote a paper about this. "
" We're not doing brain surgery. We're not saving lives... Even if you're doing Shakespeare, it's still entertainment. We're just entertaining people. We're just doing the stuff that comes on in between the ads. "
" I think audiences, producers and directors included, develop crushes on actors (actresses in particular) and then lose interest and move on to the next one. "
" One of the wonderful things about 'Jason Bourne' and that franchise is getting to work the same people sporadically and over the course of many years. I'm not so keen on having to get to know a whole group of people. "
" I worked regularly from very early on, and some of it was probably a bit premature. "
" I think the culture of the red carpet is too much like a modern-day coliseum. If you're being photographed all the time, and you don't like having a bad photograph taken, and if you're super, super thin, chances are you're never going to look fat in a picture. "
" It actually makes perfect sense why women in Hollywood get so skinny: because it's a way of controlling how people see you. "
" I have pessimistic moments when I think I should go on a diet because people are paying money to see movies with exceptional-looking actresses. But being in college has helped me realize that the best thing I can do is to feel good about myself and forget about other people's standards. "
" I am not a fan of rats or pigeons. In New York City, they have become very confident. When I was a child, you went on the subways, and the rats would stay down on the tracks, but now they hang out on the platform. "
" In terms of directing a feature, I'd want the story to be right - you know, it's a year of your life, and you have to be focused on one thing, so I want it to be a story that I really, really care about and will enjoy making. "
" At the heart of any drama, there's conflict. When you are acting, you get to play out the confrontations you want to have in real life but can't. Or the emotions that you would want to have in real life, but sometimes they are too difficult. "
" If Beyonce needs another back up dancer, I mean, I could make time. "
" It would be great to go to school all year and do movies during the summer, but it doesn't work that way. I'm not Julia Roberts, so I have to be flexible. "
" I don't naturally have a good metabolism, but I am lucky in that I am naturally drawn to healthy food. "
" I directed a short series for Hulu called 'Paloma,' and being in an editing room, I learned a lot about acting. It gave me a new bolt of energy in terms of my interest in filmmaking because it made me realize how collaborative filmmaking can be and also that you're not just limited to one job. "
" My mother always taught me to think about things from other people's perspectives and think about where they're coming from. "
" I'm slowly working up the courage to sing in front of other people, but I can carry a tune. I do some mean karaoke. "