I think feminism's a bit misinterpreted. It was about casting off all gender roles. There's nothing wrong with a man holding a door open for a girl. But we sort of threw away all the rules, so everybody's confused. And dating becomes a sloppy, uncomfortable, unpleasant thing.
My dad has always been really helpful. He taught me that talent is a bonus, but persistence is what wins out.
I went to a strict elementary school with nuns, and uniforms that I'm pretty sure were made out of sandpaper. It was an academic, sports-oriented place. I liked to read, and wanted to act, and didn't try out for volleyball. I was weird. The other girls would dip my hair in ink and stuff.
People idealize or reminisce about their 20s, but nobody tells you beforehand that it's hard and unglamorous and often very unpleasant.
I have a ship's bed, which totally plays to my obsession of, if I were not an actress, I would be a pirate.
But my father was also the one who told me I needed to clean up my mouth or I'd never find a man. What's very important to him is manners. Show up on time. Always send thank-you letters. He is one of the more thoughtful humans I've ever met. He's a great man and a very good dad.
I'm a little bit of a weirdo - I'm kind of a loner, I didn't go to college, I spend a lot of my time reading. I've been working since I was 17, so that's sort of been my life.
A lot of people in line at the grocery store think that they know me, but they don't.
I am an avid reader! As for writing, I might - someday. But we'll have to wait and see.
Comedy arises out of necessity, because some things are so dark that you have to laugh about it.
The lighthearted moments of 'Girls' are really not speckled throughout and that to me is just super exciting, to be able to delve into the darkness that you are greeted with in your early 20s and the fear and what that makes you do, the places that you can potentially go with that.
I grew up backstage and on movie sets, and I thought they were the most magical places on Earth.
Give me an 18-hour day on set or in the theater, and I will be the happiest person alive.
I am a private human.
I don't know if I would call myself a religious human.
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