I had to make some drastic choices to avoid losing myself.
I like Doggie Chow too! -
Just as Nomi, my character in 'Showgirls,' gets turned on by things that challenge her or obstacles or other hurdles to overcome, those are things that I welcome and I love that
I had to work out where I was going, what type of films I wanted to make. For that reason, I decided to choose independent productions, less important roles, and I tried theater, too.
Ever since those reviews for SHOWGIRLS, it's like I was that woman in The Scarlet Letter. Except that instead of having to wear the letter 'A' for adulteress, I was condemned to wear an 'S' for showgirl.
Ask Elizabeth is a community of voices, it's not me standing on a podium telling people how to run their lives, it's girls helping each other sharing their wisdom and advice and I create a space for them to do it.
I don't think people have seen yet what I can really do. Only appetizers!
I just love creating an environment where people can open up and say what's on their mind and in their heart.
I think often times when people choose to be part of a charity; it's usually because something is very personal.
In singing, there's a vibration that comes from deep down inside, literally from your sex. When you put out that vibration, people can feel it. Billie Holiday does it. Peggy Lee does it. It's very hot.
No one goes unscathed, we all go through things. We just can't let people's nasty words become our beliefs about ourselves, you know?
I noticed that no matter where I went in the country, there was this group of questions that got asked. I would track them and keep them in categories. Like body image, school, family, friendship, you name it, the emotional life of a teenage girl.
Showgirls' was a critical point in my life. I had my head handed to me. At 21 years old, I had to find my self-esteem again. It was a very hard time.
I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time - the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place.
One of my favorite tools is 'flip it.' 'Flip it' can become your new favorite mantra when you are having one of those mean thoughts. You can choose to flip it and change how you are feeling about yourself in that moment. This is helpful at any age.