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I love performing and pretending - it's very easy for me.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Now all of a sudden I'm so less interested in pretending to be a lot of other people, and much more interested in being me.
Jamie Lee Curtis
I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren't funny.
Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney.
I'm attracted to directors in general because I appreciate the work and the job they have to do. I watched the post-production, I watched the pre-production... post-production is something that I'm very interested in and I did spend a lot of time in editing rooms when I was young pretending to be sick.
The longer I'm alive, the more I realize how little I know. Pretending that you know everything about every topic, and being very vocal about it? That's an instant turnoff.
What was frustrating about Armageddon was the time I spent not doing anything. It was a big special effects film, and I wasn't crazy about pretending I was in outer space. It feels ridiculous.
For me, it's just acting. It's pretending. The best actors are children, and children don't do research. You never see a child going, 'I'm wondering about my motivation here. How can I do this toy? How can I do this train? I don't feel train.'
I always think of the character as being me. But me wearing a 'coat', which may be a different way of speaking, moving or regarding other people. To me, acting is pretending, just like kids playing, only you pretend as if it were really, really real.
Being is like pretending.
I think for any actor to say they don't like attention is ridiculous. Of course we love attention. But getting attention is different than pretending the attention means something.
It's not that Shakespeare is frivolous, but you spend your time just getting people to dress up in other people's costumes and pretending to be people that they're not, and you think, after the years go by, well, what on earth was all that about?
So it wasn't actually that bad, it took a couple of weeks to sort of get used to uh, you know, standing around and pretending to have ice shoot out of your hand, but once you got used to that it uh, it was actually not that hard.
As a kid, I spent an awful lot of time pretending I was somebody else. I think growing up in the 1980s wasn't very exciting so you kind of create this secret life of an alternate person. You pretend to be whatever you need to be that day, so you live in that dream world.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
The Democratic Party will never desert the freedoms of our people under the guise of pretending to protect them.
Making the unbelievable believable is different on a set with 'Fantastic Four,' where it's like, 'Wind machines! Because the airship is coming in and you're pretending to be afraid!'
But today, government is taking those rights from us, pretending that it gives us our rights. Indeed, those rights come from God, and it was recognized throughout our history as such.
Standing in public in other people's clothes, pretending to be someone else. It's a strange way for a grown man to make a living.
Putting somebody else's pants on and pretending to be somebody else is occasionally, as you grow older, horrifying.
I knew that this was what I wanted to talk about on stage. There was no point being coy about it, or pretending that I wasn't gay. That was the substance of my whole act. If you took that away, there would be nothing left.
But I think the only thing that annoys me about that is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that, mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote a product and pretending it's me doing it.
I want a private life, I truly do. I'm not just pretending to want one like lots of celebrities.
I mean, I feel like I've been pretending I was a werewolf since I was a little kid.
Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
The thing about Paris, it's a great city for wandering around and buying shoes and nursing a cafe au lait for hours on end and pretending you're Baudelaire. But it's not a city where you can work.
Pretending to be other people helped bring me out of my shell and shed my inhibitions.
It's a different thing shooting for 10 weeks in India as opposed to on a set on stage pretending you're in India.
There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour - people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them - but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag.
Pretending to be other people is my game and that to me is the essence of the whole business of acting.
That is a strange phenomenon, people pretending to be other people.
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