I am trying to break free from my stripes addiction, but the pull is strong! I need help buying non-stripes.— Gillian Jacobs
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I'm a very boring person in my real life so I got to act out misbehaving fantasies was really fun.
I am wrestling with the overalls trend.
I wore so many pairs in junior high, and no one thought they were cute. Perhaps I'll try them cuffed with a tasteful crop top?
As opposed to trying to make a kiss look romantic or sweet or passionate, it's kind of fun to just have the freedom to make it look weird, goofy and awkward.
I'm not conservative, but I am kind of clean living in my own life.
I really like the concept of, like, slowing down and savoring your food, enjoying it.
I used to like to make myself sad, so I would listen to Bill Callahan as Smog.
I am very up front about about my inability to pronounce things correctly.
I said real-uh-tor instead of realtor until about five years ago. I just admit I have no idea how to say Theyskens! Don't be intimidated. Just be honest!
'Fresh Air' I listen to, like, every day.
I always had an easier time with adults. Somehow, I was always old! I still feel old.
Your agents and your managers will always say stuff to you like, "It's really important to make a good first impression on a casting director. And even though you didn't get that job, because you did well that means they'll keep bringing you back in." But when you really just need a job to pay your rent, that stops being very consoling.
I had some years of definite frustration.
Auditioning and not working as much as I would have liked to, or working and being paid a pittance, and sort of scrounging by in New York and sleeping on a chair that folded out into a bed.
I keep reminding myself, through all the ups and downs of 'Community,' that I might never have another job that really means something to people, the way 'Community' means something to people. [...] That's more powerful than ratings.
I had my life Monday through Friday in school, and then I had my 'real life,' which was my acting class on Saturday.
My mom wouldn't know Tom Cruise if he punched her in the face.
My poor, problematic feet don't let me wear anything much over a three- or four-inch heel.
NBC gives comedies a chance to find their legs.
I'd say I've gone to grad school for comedy being on "Community."
You know it's a good show when you involve fire and dolls and unitards.
I feel like the Internet has embraced the pizza dance. I feel appreciated for once in my life.
Acting by yourself is pretty darn hard, especially having to do physical comedy.
We're all alone in this world.
A lot of my friends are guys, so I'm used to bro antics.
Ken Jeong might be my biggest fan.
I first came to LA auditioning during pilot season.
I didn't really know anyone. The only people I'd meet were the girls I was up against at auditions. It wasn't the friendliest bunch.
There is a great degree of comfort with your family when you're on a TV show.
I think maybe my mom thought that Katharine Hepburn would be a good role model of, like, a strong, smart, independent woman. Maybe she steered me in that direction. You know, because she was really so ahead of her time.
They didn't really encourage my goofy, comedic side at Juilliard.
It feels kind of naughty when you're swearing on set and you know it's gonna make it in unbleeped on the show.
As you become an adult and start to make your way in life, you realize how much your friends are your family - though you get to make fun of your friends, too.
I'd never really done comedy before Community, so getting to work day in and day out with all these great people, directors, writers, and actors, I feel like I've learned a lot.
I also have learned as an actor, this ties in the principles of improv, sometimes someone gives a piece of instruction and my first reaction is "I don't want to do that." I've always learned that every time I just say yes and go for it something happens. Whether it's what the intent of the direction was or not or something new happens. It's just remaining open to other people's ideas.
I think I signed some contract, early on in my career, that I will only kiss Steve Carell when I do a movie.
I think that it is important to establish a world of place for the characters in improv and there is nothing to be gained from disagreeing about that. So you have to establish the principle that if some person establishes one thing we're all going to go along with it and that we are all building from it.
I don't like yelling insults at someone who's never done anything to me.
While I love film and want to continue to pursue it 100 percent, my home is TV.
I love Opening Ceremony, Kenzo - anything Humberto Leon and Carol Lim touch.
I drool over Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Delpozo, and Wes Gordon.
I think 'Glee' was a freshman comedy, and I think whenever it's your debut season, you get compared a lot to the other shows, regardless if there's any sort of overlap in content or tone or anything, just because you came out in the same year.
I think, you know, when you're an actor who's had periods of unemployment, it makes you feel really good to have a job - to say that you're expected somewhere, do you know what I mean?
You're always looking to have a unique experience as an actor, and definitely, being punched by a puppet ranks as a singular experience in my career.
I say the word N-U-C-L-E-R the same way that George W. Bush says it.
I have a lot of good stories for talk shows about the conditions in which I worked.
I love discovering new young brands and watching these fashion lines take off, like Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane, and Clover Canyon.
I don't think I've ever been mistaken for anyone.
You can convey a lot of emotion with just some eyebrows and mouth movement.
I've always wanted to work with Elizabeth Banks.
She's so talented and funny, and she's become this force of nature - directing, producing. Being around her is kind of inspiring.
I think if I was in over 250 films, the world would get pretty sick of me.
I would probably never get put in anything ever again.
A movie that I've seen probably the most is 'Fanny Alexander,' the Ingmar Bergman movie. I even dragged my friends to the super long version that had an intermission. I don't know how much they liked me that day.
I always try to have a bigger picture view of my career.
But that didn't mean that I didn't cry about not getting jobs.
Thinking back about throwing myself at certain gentlemen that had no interest in me, that'll bring a blush to my face if I think about it too often.