Whether it was work, marriage, or family, I've always been a late bloomer.
It took me a long time to even understand how to prepare for this part because every person with autism is so unique, and to find someone like Linda took a long time.
I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled.
The movie business divides women into ice queens and sluts, and there have been times I wanted to be a slut more than anything.
Sometimes you trust someone who turns out not to be honest. There are a lot of things that happen in life that don't turn out the way you're given the impression that they will. And I think that's all kind of a con. But I think we've probably all been hurt.
As an actor, the second and last ones were interesting for me. Because those parts had the most change in playing someone who was both light and dark, sort of Jekyl and Hyde.
It's rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.
I don't want to leave New York and leave my family. I don't like the distance. I just did a movie in California and it's kind of excruciating to be away from them so I think there is that sense.
One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn't really looking for another science fiction film, was that my daughter can see it. She's 9 and it's really a good film for all ages.
There's a lot of conning as part of our society, I think.
I'd be more interested in doing a smaller, character driven thing, rather than another action picture.
My father was always very interested in space. I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mind... maybe closer to Alien. I don't see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters.
I don't really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
I'm no Ripley. I had doubts that I could play her as strongly as she had to be played, but I must say that it was fun exploring that side of myself. Women don't get to do that very often.
I love playing an alien.