‘Safe’ was a script that I read and flipped out for.
– Julianne Moore
With actors, all our ages are out there for all to see – you can’t hide anything, really. And it’s kind of a relief. This is my age, this is what I look like without makeup on – who cares? That youth culture – that lying about your age – it’s all denial of death anyway.
When I was seven, these kids in the alley behind our house in Omaha called me Freckleface Strawberry. I hated my freckles, and I hated that name. I thought it was humiliating in the way that only a seven-year-old could hate it.
My mother brought us to the library every week, and I read a lot. That’s what kept me company. I went from school to school, but there was always reading.
I think everybody has had emotional distress, but yes, I think I’m pretty stable.
I did find it particularly difficult to do Broadway. It was not my favourite way to perform. When I do theatre, I like it to be smaller. I like the audience to be closer; I like it to be less presentational.
My father was a military judge, and my mother was a psychiatric social worker. My brother and sister and I were moved around constantly, in and outside the U.S., living in Germany for much of our teens.
Art is an expression of who we are, what we believe, and what we dream about.
I have a husband and two kids, and they’re usually around when I’m shooting, then I go home. We have dinner, and that’s what I’m dealing with when I go home.
If you’re reading IMDB, half of it’s made up. You can’t trust it or Wikipedia, which is just lies, lies!
Parenthood is a very, very intense experience.
There was a period of time in America where the advertising world actually went to the housewives of America and had them write jingles that would appeal to them. It was actually brilliant marketing.
I think every part’s a challenge, and you also never know if you’re going to pull it off.
I can only be in the sun for 15 minutes before burning. I have sunscreen on my face every day. If I’m walking on the sunny side of the street, I’ll walk to the shady side. I’m too uncomfortable in the sun.
I don’t know why women do Botox. It doesn’t make them look younger, it just makes them look like they had work done. You are not going to look the same as you did at 25.
She’s in a situation she tried to, that’s what’s complicated. She followed orders; she called off the raid. This is a dangerous situation. Somebody in DC police went ahead and started.
Actually I did, because I saw the film like everyone else, ten years ago and I remembered some of it. I just wanted to see it, to kind of remember the tone a little bit.
My mom worked as a psychiatric social worker. She was interested in people, and I guess I am, too. So we would talk about the people that we knew, and why they behaved the way they did.
There wasn’t much for me to do after school except the drama club, so when I kind of started doing drama club, it seemed to be something I could do.
We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, so my mom didn’t buy a lot of extras, like sweet things.
Well, you know, I mean, she was so wonderful, and she really played the role to perfection.
I have women friends who are significantly younger and older than me.
Frankly, acting doesn’t scare me because I really enjoy it.
Jennifer Lawrence is so talented and so lovely. She has a real ability to connect with people.
If you’re 50, you’re never going to be 50 ever again, so enjoy being 50. If you sit through the year wishing you were younger, before you know it, it’s going to be over, and you’re going to be 51.
I think it’s always hard to find great roles, no matter what age you are. So I always say to people, ‘You have to remember that Hollywood is in the business of making movies that they can sell tickets to; they’re not in the business of finding great roles for actors.’
As an actor, all you have is what you know and what you see in other people. The more you know, and the more you’ve experienced, the more you’re able to communicate to other people.
You’d have to spend a lot of time with me before I’d be comfortable enough to show my dark side.
When someone says, ‘I’m not political,’ I feel like what they’re saying is, ‘I only care about myself. In my bathtub. Me and my bathtub is what I care about.’
My mom came to the U.S. very young, and then she married very young. But she was never American. She was always Scottish and would make sure that I knew that I was, too.