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I’m from an Irish Catholic family.
– Bonnie Hunt
Anything Pixar does, you know, I really just am in awe of them and thrilled to be included in anything they do.
I keep saying I won’t go back to television, but I do.
Everyone hopes to get a fall slot, but I’m just happy to get on the air.
I love writing.
When you’re an actress, you are a part of the storytelling process. You have to do the same thing when you direct.
I am on the phone with my sisters every day.
My mother gets told, ‘Oh, you’re so lucky that your daughters are doing so well.’ She never corrects anybody when they assume Helen is her daughter.
When you’re the mom in a big family comedy, you have to get your personality when you can.
I don’t have the fear I won’t be able to think of something else to write. It’s what I do.
When I was in high school, I hid in the back seat of an old boyfriend’s car when he was out with another girl. He finally found me, but not until after he had made out with her for an hour.
I think families are so great, because when you go home, no matter what you’ve accomplished in your life, you still are the person you were in sixth grade to them. You know, it never really changes.
Everywhere I go, people think I’m Helen Hunt.
If an executive producer has written a certain line, and an actress says it, and it’s not very funny, you don’t dare go to them and say, ‘I don’t like this,’ because it will make your life miserable.
I like regular meals and restaurants that will adapt things to your taste. Not a place where they roll their eyes if you want the sauce on the side.
I don’t write punch lines.
What kind of woman irons her husband’s sheets? Even the clothes I wear, I just throw ’em in the dryer with some golf balls.
I only have one job, and that’s being a storyteller.
I don’t think of myself as a comedian.
To have children on the set, you realize that if a 10-year-old can do it, who are you kidding? It humbles you.
It’s not that I don’t take TV seriously. I take it very seriously. But I’ve got my priorities straight. Call it my extra gift. Without it, I would be devastated every day in Hollywood.
When I first landed at Pixar, I felt like I found this creative oasis with John Lasseter… It’s what you thought Hollywood was going to be.
I was a good kid.
There’s nothing funnier than religion. Try explaining it to a kid. I had it all wrong when I was a kid.
I would hope to have some of the same audience that Oprah has earned. And I would love to earn that, as well.
When you fail by your own standards, it’s a form of success.
In my neighborhood growing up, 8, 10,12 kids were the norm. Those stay-at-home moms would handle so much physically and emotionally. Even in my early teens, I could tell those ladies were something.
Restaurants in Chicago are seldom disappointing.
I’m right on the edge of getting another movie. It’s between me and a famous person. The studio said they’re thinking about going with somebody with a name. I said, ‘That’s great! Because I have one!’
I wanted to be a story teller so badly.