When I go to see a movie, if I can't engage emotionally then it doesn't affect me and I can't get anything out of it. When you look at a movie that doesn't reflect your reality [time after time], eventually you're going to get tired and pick up a book.
I don't understand why I do what I do. I don't understand why I act anymore. But I do know that I love it, and that I find it really interesting and satisfying to enter into other worlds and explore different ways of thinking.
Now I say I actually, really will never do it again.
Both of the girls learn about how the other lives, learning about how the other person is in their shoes. Also the journey they're both going on, even though it appears to be different, is very similar in that they're coming to learn how to be in their own shoes.
As a human being, you are certainly entitled to your own opinion. It's just that you're blown out of proportion in the media sometimes. Even if I weren't an actor, I'd still be active in things that are important to me.
It's about loving and letting go. I think it's about family and those relationships that are incredibly joyous and incredibly intense and confronting. It's about people learning to be comfortable in their own skin.
Oh, my God, Shirley
Cameron and I actually do wear the same size, ... It made it very easy for the wardrobe department.
We saw everybody you can think of. But Toni was always the one in my mind. I knew she could disappear into this part, make it fresh and, at the same time, make Rose endearing even while she's filled with self-loathing.
I don't know if I want to do this forever
I try to play real people who inspire me through something in their journey.
People are so fearful about opening themselves up. All you want to do is to be able to connect with other people. When you connect with other people, you connect with something in yourself. It makes you feel happy. And yet it's so scary - it makes people feel vulnerable and unsafe.
We were just covered in dirt the whole time. It was so hot - and that was in winter. I can not imagine what it's like in summer and how the people who actually live out there survive.
I don't try to live the life of my character but I think it's inevitable that there is some carry-over into your life.
I'm very happy with my lot. I like the variety I get. You don't want to spend your life repeating yourself. It's true of any kind of artist, you want to explore as wide and far as you can go, so that's what I've been trying to do.