Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.
At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life.
Successful model? That's a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the third person as though you were merely a piece of merchandise.
It comes down to something really simple: Can I visualize myself playing those scenes? If that happens, then I know that I will probably end up doing it.
I've been thinking a lot about next year, which will be the first time in 25 years that I don't have a child at home.
Sometimes parts just come along when it's the perfect time for you to do them.
For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.
The only place I've felt was really my home is my cabin up north. There's something in the water there that connects me to that place. There's also this sense of isolation and loneliness about it that I've never been able to shake.
When I am home for like a two-year stretch, I get antsy, because I want to work.
Families survive, one way or another. You have a tie, a connection that exists long after death, through many lifetimes.
I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.
To work with a director that has emotional commitment and passion toward the characters, and the piece, and the experiences, it only enriches your work.
TV is sort of the only way to go for an actress my age to make a decent salary; with independent films, you just can't.
I worked on my voice for Sweet Dreams, but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy's actual singing voice. That was my way into that character.
To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man's leadership.