The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is probably one extra help from God to bring you together, but that's it. All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.
There are a lot of stereotypes to be broken which I think a lot of us are doing. What I do is, as soon as people try to pin me down to one kind of part, I'll play a very different kind of role, so it explodes that stereotype.
All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable, decent stable job. Acting was unimaginable to my parents.
All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
As an actress I find the most enjoyable part of acting is really just to please the director. I just want to please my director.
The lowest budget U.S. films are ten times times better than shooting in Tibet.
I don't find intimate scenes more difficult than other scenes.
Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that I must make an effort to quit. I love acting; I love directing.
For the past few years, I was the more visible Asian performer, and I think it gave young girls a kind of role model showing it's possible to actually reach success doing movies.
I know what actors fear, what they like; I know how to get things out of them and I listen to them better, since I've been there.
I never went on an audition - when they were really looking at everybody.
My fairy-tale life ended the moment I wanted to apply for a passport.
Beauty is the result of having been through an experience all the way through to the end - therefore it has a poignancy. Beauty that is singular always comes from following an experience to the point where you can go no further.
I will always have a career. I believe in working. I don't believe that taking care of your house and children is enough for a woman. You don't feel complete.
There is no theoretical study of motherhood. You know, before I became a mother, I did play a mother, but I was like - I was more thinking of my own mother. I was doing my mother.
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