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I could have seen myself going into academia, but I don’t love it; I just like it.
– Mira Sorvino
I have a hard time getting motivated to do something that seems like a career move. I’ve gotten into vague trouble with my agents for turning down work that I thought was exploitative.
I had been looking for a New York apartment, but I said, Why not give LA a go?
I have learned to pare down what I do and still be effective and strong in a role.
I want my life to effect the balance to the positive.
I hate it when people use sex as a weapon against the people who are engaging in it. It’s so hypocritical.
I’ll talk to myself out loud a lot.
Being is like pretending.
Now that I’ve got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on.
I try to become more humble and more myself with every year. There was a while when I got famous where I was so confused and my head was spinning.
I take the responsibility of choosing seriously because it becomes an indelible part of your body of work. Something has to sing to me.
Acting is doing, because everything you say or do is some kind of an action, some kind of a verb. You’re always connected to the other person through some kind of action.
I’m doing things that are more artistic again, more close to the material that I love. I don’t disparage those things that I did. They’re just not as much reflective of who I am.
It’s the relationships between people that are more important than the sort of far away fantasies of what the good life is, the world of supermodels and Bud ads.
My father taught me how to substitute realities.
Acting is what happens on the way.
I assume that if people get to know me, they’ll like me. If they don’t, it’s not my problem.
I had started off, before I ever got an acting job, working at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Productions as a reader. I was always interested in that side of the camera.
The name game is frustrating. Agents will say, They love you, but they’re going to offer it to Julia Roberts first.
I always feel I can play a role – just give me the time to do the preparation and I’ll be it.
I had a Christian upbringing – it was all about sin and guilt. I was very happy just kissing people. I was like the make-out queen – not even second base.
The Oscars have become such a big deal these days that it’s just used as adjective.
I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home, so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese.
There was something about being in front of audiences when I was in elementary school plays that gave me a thrill. It was like the rush you get from a roller coaster drop.
My major in college was Chinese Studies. It was very intentional.
I hope that doing truthful portrayals of people in a variety of circumstances gives people a kind of subterranean link to those characters.