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One thing is certain. The old Piper Laurie is no more.
– Piper Laurie
I’m one of those people who has always been a bridesmaid.
And if real life was like the movies, I should have lived happily ever after.
Believe me, when an actress is told that her very name is synonymous with bad acting, she’s had it.
Back then, everyone was Lana and Rock. No one had ethnic names.
And even then when you take it, you’ve got to take it with your whole heart.
It took a long time, but I have learned that you just can’t take anything you want out of life without putting something back in exchange.
I dropped the script in the fireplace, called my agent and said, they can jail me, sue me, but I’m never acting again, unless I can do something worthwhile.
The fact is, I never wanted to be a movie star.
I never forget, remember that. Not an action, not a name, not a face.
I was so flattered to be asked to be in the movies – the idea of being paid to act was heady stuff.
I’ve always felt robbed of something by people not knowing I was a Jew.