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In my teens or twenties I wanted to do Blanche. Now I'm over that. Those roles are not attracting me now. Which is odd, because that's what most every actress would want to go do.
Then a year would go by and I'd realize I love the acting too much and it is my identity and I don't know how to be anything but an actress. It's who and what I am, so I always come back.
What's the classical moment that every actor or actress deals with? A tragic thing. They get that blank, faraway look in their eyes. But in life, it's not that way.
Basically, I have a gift as an actress, and I want to present the sophisticated side of me as an actress and a person.
And Brooke Elliott is a great actress.
People think, 'Wow, you're an actress, so people must be really nice to you and kiss your ass.' NOBODY kisses my ass.
I knew that I wanted to be a film actress and I never watched TV. I was always too busy.
For me, as an actress, being a dancer has helped me. I've done it with my feet bloody.
Becoming an actress takes a lot longer than being a star. I don't want to be a star. I want to be an actress. I want to build a career.
As an actress, I'm drawn to emotion and expressing the human condition in all its forms, and I'm fortunate to have thoughts and feelings at my fingertips.
I think it's important to be extremely proud of one's origins, especially when you are a foreign actress with ethnic features.
I am first and foremost an actress of Indian origin.
I feel being an actress is probably not half as difficult as being a mother, and I do not know when I will be ready for that kind of a decision.
It was a sort of organic thing. I never went, 'I must be an actress.' I thought, 'I think I could do this. I think I could be good at this.' I would just get sort of hungry when I read something I thought I can do well, whether it was in books or in scripts or if I saw a certain movie. It sort of happened quite naturally.
On the surface, it's really easy to dismiss certain characters, but sometimes you find that the most interesting parts are disappointingly shallow. It's your job as an actress to pull that person apart, and work out why they act the way that they do.
Jessica Brown Findlay
The acting part of me is not me. The music side is who I really am and what I want to talk about. It'll be hard for people to differentiate those different sides but I think it's possible. Once the music is out there, people will start to realize how serious I am about it rather than, 'Oh god, another actress making an album.'
I'd love to do a movie with females in it, and not necessarily the female version of 'The Hangover,' but I'd love to. If I did it it'd star Juliette Lewis, because she's the funniest woman in the world. She's my favorite actress on the planet. If we did a character-based comedy about women, I don't see it out of my range.
I'm a trained actress and I can do it, but I think that you have to prove yourself.
I've joked that I would have either become schizophrenic or an actress, but as an actress you can do both.
It's also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I'm not the only actress out there, and good parts just don't fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I've made recently and so I'm pretty positive about the future.
The theater is where I belonged; I simply wanted to be an actress my whole life.
As a brunette, I had previously been this serious actress. Then I became a blonde and got to play a completely different, comic role.
The road Cordelia has travelled, the journey she has taken up to now has been such a joy to play as an actress, because there have been so many chances to do so many different emotions.
My mother wanted to be a teacher when she was young, and my father didn't approve of it, so she fought very hard to become one. And she did it. So when I said I wanted to become an actress, my mother was very supportive. She always said to me, 'There's no such thing as 'can't.'
I was never looking back in regret. I never thought, Oh, why didn't I become an actress? or Why did I just go paddling along after John? I've always walked along right by his side, and he's always supported everything I do.
June Carter Cash
I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing. She was also a radio soap opera actress, but my mother sang.
It was considered that you were stepping down by doing television. I almost turned Cybill down because I so wanted to remain a theater actress.
It's a great time to be an actress at this point in my life.
There are two things in life that I really wanted to do: be an actress, and to be in skin care, and I've gotten to do both of them.
Characters that are not the norm or a bit out of the ordinary are always a challenge as an actress. You learn more by using different tools for those type of characters. They are always much more fun to play and much more interesting. They take you places that you wouldn't necessarily go in your everyday life.
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