My father taught me how to substitute realities.
Being is like pretending.
I assume that if people get to know me, they'll like me. If they don't, it's not my problem.
I want my life to effect the balance to the positive.
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.
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.
The Oscars have become such a big deal these days that it's just used as adjective.
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.
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.
Acting is what happens on the way.
I always feel I can play a role - just give me the time to do the preparation and I'll be it.
I have learned to pare down what I do and still be effective and strong in a role.
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.
My major in college was Chinese Studies. It was very intentional.
The name game is frustrating. Agents will say, They love you, but they're going to offer it to Julia Roberts first.
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