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" It's gotten out of control. It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films. I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all. "
" I had a dresser who literally squeezed me in like Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind. "
" I love the chemistry that can be created onstage between the actors and the audience. It's molecular, even, the energies that can go back and forth. I started in theater, and when I first went into movies, I felt that my energy was going to blow out the camera. "
" Love makes no sense at all. But it's the most powerful and amazing force in the entire universe. "
" With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed, it's not a question about temperament or ego; it's a question about getting it right. If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's usually because they just don't suffer fools. "
" It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies, and all we see are yards and driveways. "
" I think there are certain actors that have that kind of energy about them, that taking over a room energy. "
" We were fortunate enough to have several good books detailing the camps and the women. Some were by the survivors. I also got to talk to some of the women who had been in the camp, survivors. "
" As an actor, I go where the good writing is. That's the bottom line. "
" Bunny boiler is now part of our language, and I'm proud of that. "
" When they tested Fatal Attraction, the audiences were so upset by her behavior, they literally demanded her blood. "
" There are a lot of big spec houses now all across Connecticut, a lot of ostentatious showing of wealth. "
" It is very difficult for girls. They're told to look one way, but to act another way. "
" Ismail Merchant was just the most seductive, passionate, outrageous, driven, genius of a man. "
" I get bored talking about myself, but I can talk about the work. "
" You have to love the characters you play, even if no one else does. "
" It's not good to be in a situation where people don't want to direct you or don't want to question something. "
" When I hear that somebody's difficult, I think, Oh, I can't wait to work with them. "
" I'm an actor, that's my contribution. "
" I am extremely shy. I am not happy in crowds of people. "
" Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor. "
" Good roles are hard to find no matter what age. "
" I've been sacrificing my life for my work for 30 years, and now I want it the other way around. I want to find work that fits into my life and that would be based here. "
" I knew the term Stepford Wife, and I knew what that meant. I never read the book, and I think before I started filming I watched the movie. I thought it was very dated. "
" Diva has a negative connotation. "
" I don't think the tabloids find me very interesting. "
" I don't like public venues. I never know what to wear. "
" The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me. "
" We have to be vulnerable as actors, but we have to protect ourselves. "
" I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they're trying to play, so all this temperament comes out. "
" Acting, to me, is about the incredible adventure of examining the landscape of human heart and soul. That's basically what we do. "