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" My parents are just the best. "
" Whatever I do, I'm always struggling to create a visceral experience. With my music, I'm more of a live performer these days. And film is such a different thing. It's where people sit in a dark theater. I want them to feel me as viscerally as if they were at a live show. "
" I normally don't concern myself with, 'Will audiences like me or like my character?' "
" Leaving your home can be a fear at times. You gotta make yourself get out. "
" In my work, I'm always striving to be as honest as possible. "
" The praise for 'Cape Fear' will help me work more artfully - I can work with real artists, like Robert De Niro and the directors, and then go to artland, which is the best land to be in in this world. "
" I didn't build a career off my looks, thank God. "
" For me, a spiritual and existential crisis is the same thing in that your foundation gets rocked. "
" I didn't like school at all. I never liked the seven different classes system. I liked having just one, like in elementary school - less disruption. I liked history. I failed math and science and gave those teachers a hard time. "
" Acting is me, but music is even more me. It's everything. "
" TV is wild. You just play the role you're given, and you show up and do the best that you can. "
" Over time, I've loved jazz, Miles Davis and Chet Baker, then Janis and Jimi and Creedence, then classic rock. "
" I'm always fighting the cup-is-half-empty way of being, versus the cup-is-half-full. I'm always fighting the pessimistic versus the positive. "
" In my heart of hearts, I'm a character actress, whereas other people play their one strength. "
" I have a huge fear of crowds. The irony is that my band is a therapeutic exercise. I hurl myself into thousands of people. "
" I've always been an outsider. I've always been attracted to roles that would challenge me and that wouldn't come around very often. "
" We've played everywhere since I started The Licks. We've played arenas, clubs, school cafeterias and bowling alleys. It doesn't matter where the venue is; we're gonna bring you the rock! "
" Some people can't connect with their own emotions. "
" There' s a duality in myself, and it's also what I try and instill in my roles. "
" Sometimes I want to control things more than I'm able to. "
" I sort of got lucky in that I was able to carve a niche for myself. "
" I thrive on adversity. "
" The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die. "
" Ever since I can remember, I've always wanted to be a performer - whether it was acting or singing or whatever. "
" I was scared by social media - just scared of what I might attract. Once I broke onto that thing, because I needed it for my band to tell people about shows, I realized, 99 percent of the time, people are funny, clever, inventive, beautiful. "
" I'm really into coconut oil for everything. I cook it, eat it, put it in my hair, and use it as body lotion. I put it on my face, too - day cream, night cream, whatever. I love the smell. It reminds me of the beach. I'm not particular on what brand as long as it's organic. "
" I always call myself an emotionalist. I feel. "
" The old footage of my dad, I always knew we were cut from the same cloth, because my dad was such a renegade and always marched to the beat of his own drum. To see where we were both dancing and being silly together, it's too beautiful for words. I was really happy to have that. "
" My dad was lackadaisical on the discipline front. I dropped out of everything at school. "
" In acting, you have a writer, a director, a character - you're working through being another person - and the irony I always tell people is when I acted early on as a teenager, it actually kept me out of trouble. "
" Although I missed home, North Carolina is a spectacular place to spend four months. Wilmington has a great downtown area. It is not too small town or too big city. The people were really welcoming and nice. The weather was lovely. "