A lot of people think I'm cynical when I talk about acting. The truth of the matter is, I just don't want someone to get some lame advice that will send them in the wrong direction.
I think that people are definitely interested in the idea that Joan has conversations with God.
Other people like Neil Young and Dennis Hopper, those are just really close knit family friends.
People in real life cuss God out when they're angry. That's all real.
People who have seen me read usually come up afterwards and invite me to be a part of something.
But I didn't even see God in the show as being very spiritual, I see him or her, it, as being something that is just relevant and very important in her life.
I tried not to make God this big deal in Joan's life. She treats God like a friend: she's nice to him some days, and other days mean, and then cries when she needs help.
Our show is less about a girl who is doing miracles and more about the domino effect of this girl's life, and how everyone else is affected. Our show seems to be a questioning show as opposed to an action sort of fairy tale.
A business like acting is 90% luck. You can be a star one minute and out of work the next.
I remember when I first started in the business, I lost a lot of friends. Some were jealous, some were annoyed at the fact that I was an actress.
I think at the end of the day this movie is respecting what we as women go through as we grow up. The experiences, what we deal with, other women, things about images, things that we deal with as women.
I think any time you have too much education in one certain field, that can sometimes play against you.
I've been kind of submerged in my own little geographic location for a really long time in Venice Beach.
This will be the fourth time I've seen this film. I'm very proud of it and I think it's a great movie for women of any age. And almost every single man I've talked to has admitted to crying.
My father comes from a generation of film that actors my age don't even know about, which is really sad.