I left our home to work on a movie, and while I was away, my boyfriend [Billy Bob Thorton] got married, and I've never heard from him again.
I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other.
I made a commitment to myself; that I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to do films that make a difference. It has to move people.
I'm lucky enough that directors sometimes seek me out for little projects that people don't even know about, that just surface later on.
It's really fun to act like a bimbo. But it's fun to act like a bimbo only when people know that you really aren't one.
Luckily, I was raised by people who'd already seen all the yuck stuff, which is why they originally didn't want me to act. I understood the difference between getting a part at a Hollywood party and getting a job.
Unfortunately, overall, movies are a conglomerate. People buy and sell people in this business, which can get really ugly.
Wild at Heart made a few people angry-they thought I was exploiting women by showing that when a woman says no she really means yes.
That's life - to turn each other on, to feel good, to feel in love.
We like our archetypes and heroes to be what they are at face value. And life doesn't work out like that.
When man decides he can control nature, he's in deep trouble.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is one of the greatest films of all time.
Whatever character you play, it gives you the chance to expose another side of yourself that maybe you've never felt comfortable with, or never knew about.
There's always a side of a woman that likes a man from the other side of the tracks.
I don't turn my nose up at anything. If it's a great part, it's a great part. I'd love to do a box-office hit.