My father was a middle manager at an oil company, but I never knew anything about his work. Whatever business acumen I have just got gleaned over the years.— Donna Mills
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I'm back to doing everything I used to, loving life as ever.
My message is - keep moving. If you do, you'll keep arthritis at bay.
Even colors were important to me. If it was a somber scene, the colors were muted and dark. If it was a happy or seductive scene, the colors were brighter.
Scarlett O'Hara didn't think she was manipulating. That's just the way she got what she wanted.
I always wanted to know what lens they were on, how close they were.
I didn't do it with a plan in mind, but I would instinctively gear what I was doing toward what lenses they were using.
One of my favorite movies is The Little Foxes.
I thought it was very important that femininity wasn't lost.
Early on in my career, I'd go into the makeup trailer, and they'd spend an hour doing my makeup, and I would hate it. I'd go into the bathroom, wash it off and start over again, which took an enormous amount of time. So I just started doing it myself.
I was always cutting dialogue out when we were rehearsing, and when I produced movies, too. I felt that people don't say things in life - they act, they do things. I always wanted my characters doing, rather than saying what they were doing - which was redundant.
I also loved musicals because I was a dancer.
I always wanted to go against hat grain because it was too restricting.
Be sure that the reason you are in the business is not to be a star, but because you love the craft of acting. If you have a real passion for it and acting is what you want to do every day, you are much more likely to be successful. If being a star is your primary goal, you may end up being very disappointed.
I was seventeen and the star of my high school play.
I was supposed to kiss my leading man, but I couldn't stand the guy. I really didn't want to kiss him. All during rehearsals, I refused to kiss him. Then my drama teacher told me, "If you don't kiss him on opening night, you'll flunk drama class. So I kissed him, and that was my first kiss.
You know, when they called me about the role, I thought Knots Landing was a show about a houseboat with Andy Griffith!
If there is anything I would do differently in my life, it is that I would study business more. I'm trying to teach my daughter Chloe at an early age about investing and money so she's not afraid of it.
I was brought up Catholic, and my family is still very religious.
You really have to love the work. You can't look for stardom. That's a by-product.
There were episodes where I would wear seven or eight outfits.
It took a lot of time to get those together. What the character wears is very essential to how I create the character.
The lighting is so important. One thing that makes me nuts about the lighting now is that they spend an enormous amount of time lighting the set, the background. But the most important thing in the scene is the actor.
I kept bugging them about making it more upscale, because I felt Abby, through her cleverness and business sense, was a character who would move up. And that's what she did.
A lot of actors just do whatever they do, and wherever the camera is, it is.
They don't pay much attention, but I always did. I was always very close to the camera crew. They were my best buddies, no matter what movie or show I was doing.
Rita Hayworth in Gilda... there's not a shot of her in that movie that isn't gorgeous.
I was tired of playing the goodie-two-shoes.
We cannot stand by and allow the future of our country to be undermined by the reality of American children going hungry! Please join in to help the 12 million children who are malnourished in our country.
I feel more comfortable in front of a camera than anywhere else.
I found through my fan mail that women... really wanted a role model.
I always wore the highest heels possible, because the other women on the show were tall.