I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check.
If that stuff really bothers you so much, you should go do regional theatre. Go do Chekhov in Iowa. No paparazzi will be following you.
[She hurried into that film after finishing her role in Edward Burns '] The Groomsmen, ... was kind enough to block around my schedule.
It wasn't a bug that he stepped on, it was evolution
A Sound of Thunder.
Sidewalks of New York
I'm trying to create a body of work that sort of represents something, and has something to say. Hopefully, I'll have a career that, 20 years from now, I'll look back and I'll have told the world about a slice of New York that they wouldn't have known about.
Hooking up with anybody from your past gets you thinking about things you haven't thought about in a while. It can rekindle dreams.
In my hometown [Valley Stream], there are two beautiful girls, total knockouts. They're checkout clerks at the supermarket. Not all homecoming queens turn into models and actresses.
It's an enormous wall that's built between you and your dreams. And if every day, you just chip away... It may take ten years, but eventually you just might see some light.
Look: You're not gonna become a millionaire doing this, but that was never the point. And I think a lot of people in the indie film business kind of took their eye off of that.
People that went to art house theatre have more options, I used to go, but now think any movie can be delivered in a red envelope three months after it's released so why not watch it on my flat screen in the comfort of home.
It's so hard to raise money for independent films and the fact of the matter is that the bigger my star or whatever is, as a result of doing bigger pictures, the easier it is for me to get money for my own projects.
When I was 25 years old and had no money - and didn't know how to make movies and had no experience - I was able to get 5,000 together, and that film was 'The Brothers McMullen.
Woody Allen would go for seven years without a movie and then make one that makes no money.