Being yourself is one of the hardest things because it's scary. You always wonder whether you'll be accepted for who you really are. I decided to call my record 'Inside Out' because that's my motto about life. I don't think you ever succeed at trying to be anyone else but who you truly are.
It's the best feeling when you wake up and it's warm and cozy, and you don't have to go to work.
I don't really live my life in the media spotlight. People don't know that much really about me or what I think.
Everyone messes up in relationships and has peaks and valleys in their personal lives. When I realized it wasn't the end of the world and I would keep on standing, I knew it was going to be OK.
She's lonely and wounded and very vulnerable and it really is a story about people at the heart of it all.
I've never had siblings, I didn't grow up in a big family; it was just me and my single mom. And hectic family dysfunction was actually something that I craved.
I can put my legs behind my head and sing 'Happy Birthday.' Because that's something that me and my friends used to do when we were in gymnastics class as kids, and I can still do it. I was doing it since I was 8 and 9. They used to call me Gumby. Very bendy.
Guys usually like a very natural look. I think it's bad idea to wear a strong lip on a first date - or for the first few dates. I'm always too nervous he'll kiss it off - if I'm lucky enough to get a kiss! I also think soft, sexy hair is important.
When I was in school, I got there on the first day and everyone had long, blonde, straight hair, and I had short, dark, curly hair. I immediately felt I didn't fit in and started growing my hair. But I've learned that I'm only happy when I am truly me and feel comfortable and confident in myself.
I had classical training but I don't consider myself an opera singer though.
I started working when I was seven and I was working for five dollars a night at the Met.
It is very grand and sumptuous and awesome to look at but it was really about the characters for me.
I started singing at the Met when I was seven, and the competition was so fierce that it really prepared me.
There's something safe about playing a character, but then it's like, 'Who am I underneath it all?'
I've learned to take jobs as an actress that is meaningful to me because I've never taken a job for the money.
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