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I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart, and wicked.
People who run environmental groups and things like that, who have to listen to all kinds of nonsense and keep their tempers, are very diplomatic and very inclusive.
I was discouraged at drama school, along with most of my peers.
We need to do a better job of keeping oceans healthy.
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.
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.
It's rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.
It's such a nice change to get to play a wretched, shallow, mergers-and-acquisitions woman. My true colors come out.
When I look around the world, I don't see too many damsels in distress. If they're a damsel in distress, they're manipulating some guy to help them.
Maybe you're better to play a villain just straight out.
Every role sort of teaches you how to prepare for it.
I feel self-doubt whether I'm doing something hard or easy.
I love playing an alien.
Being tall has a major impact in general. It takes some courage to be as big as you are - to live up to it and not be intimidated by the graceful tiny people.
I am more of a New Yorker than ever and just actually, sometimes I fantasize about living somewhere else, where it's maybe not quite so crowded or stressful, blah, blah, blah and after September 11th, I guess I could just not imagine living anywhere else.
I made fun of myself before everybody else could, so I always got the comic crowns: Freshman Fink, Sophomore Fairy, Junior Birdman. I got all three of them!
Here's a vice: I say yes to too many things. I wish I had the guilty pleasure of saying no. My goal is to try to do less, but more fully.
I don't really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
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.
I am a person who goes out without a purse.
I'd be more interested in doing a smaller, character driven thing, rather than another action picture.
If you come back from the dead, you don't have the same value system, I think.
Writers write these male stereotypes, and it makes it ten times more interesting if a woman says the lines.
For the camera, particularly, I feel like - I think that, as human faces become older, they become more interesting.
I had always done theater in extracurricular ways. I'd never been a drama major.
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