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" I'd rather do 'She's So Lovely' that John Cassavetes wrote versus doing 'Batman.' "
" After every movie, I always kick myself for the same things-didn't do enough, not enough variation, not enough interesting choices, too bland. "
" If you're the head of a business, there's a protocol that people have to follow. "
" A great life is to be able to ebb and flow. "
" I have Spanx on. Always! I have to wear them all the time! "
" It's what still excites me most about acting: letting your imagination go places it's never been before. There's nothing better than that. "
" I never used to want rehearsals, because I was like, 'Oh, no. I'm more spontaneous. I'm a natural. I'm a one-take person.' But that was because I didn't have any training. I was going off instinct. "
" Unless you're a star in this town, you're really nothing. "
" I didn't want to commit to a TV show. "
" From the time I was wee big, my mother was one of the first members of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Women going door-to-door and letting housewives have their own business - that was really a breakthrough. It was huge. "
" I hate everything I do. I hate my voice. I sound like a guy. "
" I run, lift weights and do yoga to stay in shape. "
" As an actor, I had noticed very vividly that very few directors know how to direct actors because they haven't done it. "
" My mother liked to buy houses, fix them up, and turn them over. We'd live somewhere for a few months and then move to another house, sometimes just two blocks away. "
" I'd rather attempt something I'm not sure I can do. "
" The best part of shooting 'House of Cards' in Baltimore is eating lots of soft-shell crab. "
" I am not successful, in terms of Hollywood. "
" The seasoned woman is going to offer a more seasoned character. "
" People buy box sets, and they sit for a whole weekend with a computer on their lap in bed, and they watch two seasons back-to-back of a show. They are invested in the person within that arc or the dynamics of those people - the relationships - and it doesn't matter to them if they're watching it on an iPhone or a cinema screen. "
" I'm tired of biting my tongue. "
" I've been told I've done a lot of flop movies. And I think, 'Wow, I've never considered them flops!' I've loved every character I played. "
" I could not understand why Meryl Streep, for example, is allowed to work while pregnant and I'm not. "
" I learned about men from my son. "
" Sean's movies are provocative and challenging without being slick. "
" I have always been a good mimic. "
" Is that romantic fantasy real? Um, after kids, no. Take the kids away, I don't know. Depends. "
" Would I marry again? No. But never say never. Why marry? It's a beautiful fortress, but I don't need it. "
" I used to ask Sean questions about acting. He's a brilliant actor, but I could never digest his information. I work primarily on an intuitive level. "
" Famous is celebrityism, and I don't want that... I know that I'm not that. Everybody knows who you are. I can't imagine living that life, but I don't think I consider myself famous. "
" It's just never been in my nature to go out there and go on a red carpet to say, 'Oh, publicize me!' "
" Entertainment and escapism - those are the bigger money-making films today. "