Shaw is like a train. One just speaks the words and sits in one's place. But Shakespeare is like bathing in the sea - one swims where one wants.
It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh
I'm not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity.
Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training, I think. It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
English people don't have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
I think Edith Evans is the most marvelous actress in the world and she can look beautiful. People who aren't beautiful can look beautiful. She can look as beautiful as Diana Cooper, who was the most beautiful woman in the world.
People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap.
When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.
I don't know what that Method is. Acting is life, to me, and should be.
Life is too short to work so hard.
Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show.
I've been a godmother loads of times, but being a grandmother is better than anything.
My parents were French and Irish and our family even has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States and consider myself part American.
My first husband and I are still good friends and there is no earthly reason why I should not see him. Larry and I are very much in love.
I never found accents difficult, after learning languages.