Any obsession is dangerous.— Christina Ricci
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My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it's incredibly romantic.
I certainly hope I'm not still answering child-star questions by the time I reach menopause.
When I was younger, I did self-mutilate.
I'd be upset, so I'd do it, & it would calm me down. It's a horrible way to feel better. But there are two parts of your brain - one that really wants to destroy the other. & sometimes the idea of self-destruction is very romantic. I got over that.
I like the way my own feet smell. I love to smell my sneakers when I take them off.
We might all be so afraid to be who we are, but in the end, it's really you're individual, unique qualities that make you attractive to people.
Real tears are not those that fall from the eyes and cover the face, but those that fall from the heart and cover the soul.
People feel like they have to live up to being perfect or have a perfect life or be perfectly happy, and it just makes them more unhappy.
I was a big sci-fi fantasy geek when I was younger... secretly, in my room.
Remember who you are. It's really okay to be who you are.
I just want to be married, or just engaged. Basically, I just want a ring. And the tax break.
I don't know who Peter Lorre is. Pathetic, right? It shows you how completely gross and uncultured my generation is.
I find the less attention I pay to food, the healthier I am.
If I know I have everything prepared for when I get killed by a stalker, then I can go to sleep.
To Craig's [ Brewer] credit, I felt totally safe on the set [of Black Snake Moan] . And because I felt safe, Sam[L.Jackson] had to protect me. He got upset at all the physical stuff Craig wanted me to do. When I start doing stuff like that, all the screaming and running, I kinda go out of my head. I'm not necessarily in my own body anymore.
Every night I fell asleep to a different Beatles album.
So I'm very familiar with the Beatles; Ringo was my favorite Beatle until I grew up and then changed. I made the switch over to George Harrison just in time to regain my cool.
Working in television it's really great to be able to stick with a character for a long period of time. It's not like you have one shot, and that's it. You have more time, more room, an ability to reflect on your performance and the character and how much has really been shown, and what you'd like to see. It's nice. You have more breathing room.
Hopefully what you do as an actor is strong enough and has enough of an impact that people get what you're trying to communicate.
I loved the idea of doing something that has this misconception about what stewardesses were. And, I also love the idea that these girls were navigating a blatantly misogynistic society, with the girdle checks and make-up checks.
I think that's the best career that someone can have is one that's reflective of their personal tastes.
We all have insecurities, and the thing that makes them crippling is that we all have the ability to blow them up into such huge issues in our minds, that we might as well have a facial deformity. It keeps us from really going out there and living our lives, and forgetting about hating yourself and just experiencing the world around you.
My brother always teases me about my forehead: 'I could eat off it!'
I'm an actor who hates dialogue and the present day and reality.
The more that I can work in different mediums, the more I can grow, and learn from different actors and different types of actors and directors and different styles of acting and build a tool box.
I think reincarnation is possible. Hopefully, we all get recycled.
It's so normal for a teenager to dress in black -- and be real unhappy and stay in your room and say sarcastic things. How could something so normal be considered morbid?
I get so nervous. I happen to be socially awkward and shy. I spent a lot of my time as an adult not going places.
It's Aslan, the lion from The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.
It's a symbol of my hellish childhood. I struggled through my oppressive teenage years and when I turned 18 I escaped. Like Aslan I was finally free.
I come from one of these hideous backgrounds where being sincere is like - ugh, you might as well kill yourself.
To be honest, I don't usually do very much research, especially if I'm working with a director who also wrote the screenplay. They've usually done a tonne of research. And they'll tell you about it from their perspective which is better than doing your own research.
If I hadn't gone into acting, I would have been one of those weird runaways on Hollywood Boulevard. No, it'd be uglier. I'd probably be dead.
If an audience doesn't get that [Black Snake Moan] is a movie about overcoming exploitation, it could come across as incredibly misogynistic. That would be the worst thing in the world for me.
As a teenager, my favourite rejection was, 'She looks too healthy,' which of course translates as, 'She needs to lose weight.'
I've done and said a lot of things when I was younger that I don't know if I even understood what I was doing or why I was doing it. There's a lot of compassion in understanding what people go through and even in trying to understand why a person would act the way they do. I was a very reactive person, and I did things that were just really bizarre; I don't think people understood it at all.
Unless it's a specific accent, or something about physicality you have to change, I am generally not such a conscious actor.
My boyfriend is Jewish, and he calls himself a kike every five seconds.
I went through an awkward adolescence and had braces.
I hate the things they preach. They found a gimmick that sells. The fact that they're making money off all these teenage kids who actually believe in their message is disgusting.
Our society doesn't want to help girls like that [in Black Snake Moan]. They just want to use them.
I've been looking to do TV for a while.
I've always done guest starring stuff. I've done a couple of multi-episode arcs, and I've always loved the experience.
I'm incredibly naive.
If anyone ever saw me dance, they'd have trouble taking me seriously.
I think I've always been interested in playing people who are judged very harshly.
I always think that I've embarrassed myself.
I went through a normal kind of late teens, early 20s drinking, but it was a choice I made, because I didn’t think it was very good for my life.
I think that I need to work on being comfortable at being normal, everyday-ish on camera. Unlike a lot of actors, I think that's the thing that I'm not so comfortable with.
I would love to fly privately, but unfortunately, I don't. I don't summer anywhere either.
You won't see me in a better mood than 4:00 in the morning on my way to work.
I knew I would never be cast as the pretty girl.
I love the solitude of being on a plane and finally getting to read an entire book and being left alone.