I know how to separate my own laundry.
It's fun to play happy people.
Usually in stories there are big problems in the beginning or couples are pulling away, there's a lot of bitterness.
First of all, the actor needs to get out of the character's way. You follow the character without judgment or prejudice or preconceived ideas.
I will admit, it's so intoxicating working with Steve Carrell. Creatively and professionally.
There are certain things you learn to do as a parent - using every single part of your body because you're multitasking all the time. You're holding the baby and you're closing the door with your left foot.
I find that all great directors, and I would include Ben Affleck and Clint Eastwood in that, they have great confidence. And with great confidence comes great freedom for the actor.
I come from a working-class background in Queens, New York.
Being an actor, we're so dependent on the writers.
I can really laugh at myself and make a fool out of myself.
I really don't have a problem showing the ugly side of people. If that means my wearing no makeup, that's fine. To me, that's beautiful.
I'd love to do a costume drama movie. For no other reason, except that it sounds fun to me.
I'm so fortunate in that I've never had another job to pay a bill but acting, since the day I got out of high school.
If your body is excited to do something, that's what you should be doing. Or if it really scares you, you should be doing it.
It's funny to see the finished product of a movie, stuff that's so beautiful, and to remember the particulars.
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