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" Young women from a very young age are taught that life will be easier if you can just turn on the charming smile and say very little and be complacent and docile and sweet. "
" Injustice can never be stood for. "
" I take the sexy girl parts and try to give them something else and make them a character. "
" I would never imagine a mate based on a certain sex or race. "
" It is really hard when you spend your life living out of a suitcase. But it really does weed out superficial people - if someone is still with you after the second movie, then they're probably a good one! I like to trust people in general - it's the southern girl in me. "
" I think there's an instinct to make grotesque horror films that are purely carnal, like the 'Saw' movies. "
" I would love to see women be able to be powerful, complex, smart, opinionated and taken seriously, even if they are beautiful. Even more, I would love to see women held to different standards, other than the superficial ones that we're held to. "
" I am constantly struggling to show people that there is more to me than my appearance. You do have to try and overcome those hurdles. Female actresses need to be given the chance to be more than how they look. "
" If you want to do something, you find a way. "
" I have always been very rebellious and gone against the grain. I've always challenged the standards set before me. "
" I think my mother realized she had a somewhat unusual daughter pretty early on. "
" I used to be very interested in the history of women's rights in this country and in other countries. I tried to learn as much as I could about it, and more than anything, I would be called gay. It was phenomenal. But if a boy has something to say, he is appreciated; he's even popular. If a girl says something, it's instantly a threat. "
" I grew up in Texas, and people love their American-made muscle cars there. I grew up around people who loved cars and took care of cars and my dad's a big car nut, so I learned a little bit about cars - how to love them, most importantly. I think that from the time I could remember, I've always envisioned myself in a vintage muscle car. "
" Once you start working out, you feel better and it becomes something you make time to do. "
" My very best friend died in a car accident when I was 16 years old. That was the hardest blow emotionally that I have ever had to endure. Suddenly, you realize tomorrow might not come. Now I live by the motto, 'Today is what I have.' "
" It's rare to have even half-meaningful conversations in the film industry. "
" It requires bravery to do something no one else around you is doing. "
" I've always been a private person, and I've always valued my private life. "
" You can't respect yourself if you're afraid to be who you are. "
" I watch what I eat and drink. "
" I get a stack of scripts, like, once a month, and most of the time, you find these placeholder girls that are there to provide a bounce for the male character. So we know he's funny because she's serious and she's mad at him. We know he's strong because she needs saving. So really, her job is to validate this personality trait of our hero or male. "
" All I've ever needed is myself. "
" I've worked really hard to bring something more to 'pretty girl' roles over the years. I consider it a challenge. "
" I was raised by my father; I was daddy's girl. "
" I don't imagine myself, my work, or my life, fitting into any kind of standardized path. In fact, the idea of there even being a standard freaks me out a lot. "