I don't think of myself as a movie star and I can pretty easily convince other people that I'm not a movie star.
I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be.
I'm a character actress, plain and simple... Who can worry about a career? Have a life. Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again.
It's much easier to play supporting roles because that's what I do in my life: I support my son.
Who can worry about a career? Have a life.
There's only two givens with choosing acting as a profession: one is you will always be unemployed, always, and it doesn't matter how much money you make, you're still always going to be unemployed; and that you have no power.
The only power you have is the word no.
I haven't wanted to play a mother for a long time because I am one.
Certainly, a lot of the films I've worked on have ended up good movies, but they haven't always been the best experiences.
Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again.
Most women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's pictures. In place of a car chase or a battle scene, what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down.