Free Agents' was an awesome experience. I never play the glam girl in anything, so that was a new experience. I would walk into one of my trailers and it would be like Spanx, a spray-tan gun, and chicken cutlets. I would have hair extensions. It was hilarious. Every day felt like I was turning into an awesome drag queen.

— Kathryn Hahn

The most heartwarming Kathryn Hahn quotes that are proven to give you inner joy

I'm such a grandma. I don't tweet; I don't have a Facebook page.

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Even the shows or movies that we know are not going to change the world, I love this. I love 'em. I'm a movie fan. I'm a nerd of any kind. I love a big studio comedy as much as I love the teeniest tiniest of indie. I'm not a snob in that way. I really do like a big, big studio comedy.

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We live in a society now where it's very rare for your parents to be around.

It used to be like, your mother, grandmothers, your family around would help. Now, you're surrounded by other moms and friends and it's really disorienting, because there's such varying, crazy, different points of view and advice coming at you.

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Just looking at each other is something really moving to me, more so than the nudity.

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I've always done theater. I've never thought of myself as a comedic actress in any way. 'Anchorman' kind of cracked that open. When I got a small part in 'Anchorman,' I didn't know it was possible on camera to improvise. So I was like, 'What's happening?

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There was something about the Cleveland Play House that was the holiest place - you know, with the ghost light on the stage and the brick. It was just the most beautiful theater in the world.

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I got a liberal arts education just because I felt like I should to keep my parents happy, but it was for them. If it was up to me, I would've just moved to New York.

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There is a lot of kissing in 'Boeing-Boeing.

' A lot! And not pecks on the cheek or lips - although there's some of that, too - but full-on, farcical lip locks. My poor husband. He definitely wasn't prepared for as much smooching as there is.

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I've had chapters in my work life that have kind of coincided with the place I am in mine. I had the best-friend phase, and the pregnant-woman phase - for a while, I was pregnant in every movie.

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Taking on an iconic character is difficult, sure, people associate different actors with a character that you're playing, but there's something in rehearsing and developing a new character.

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It's so fun to play something that feels reckless - not all the time, but I really must be acting out something that I can't do in real life.

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You find your tribe and you stick with them.

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About Kathryn Hahn

Quotes 41 sayings
Profession Actress
Birthday July 23, 1973

You can probably ask my husband, and he might tell you differently, but I feel very much like I'm kind of cautious in my real life.

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I was on vacation with my family when I got the scripts for 'Wanderlust' and I was trying to work on the audition while I was on vacation. I remember a big gust of wind blew the entire script into the pool, so I had to dry it with a hairdryer.

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I'm really grateful that my baby daddy is incredibly involved.

But there's certain things I wish he could just telepathically know.

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People want to give advice but can't take it themselves.

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There's something about looking at society's expectation of what [motherhood] is and tipping it.

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My awesome career has been nothing but chaos.

Whatever comes toward me feels like the right thing to do in the moment and that's great.

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I feel like I've been able to be my true self and discover what I can honestly bring to the table by working with other women.

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Did I think I'd ever be in television shows that people would see or movies? No.

But I knew that I was going to be an actor.

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I'm very tactile. I'm a big hugger, one of those huggy people.

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I think I was always a drama queen. I really, really, really loved playing pretend.

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I've never been with an uncircumcised guy.

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There are some days where, at the end of the day, you've done OK.

It's the most out-of-control feeling you possibly can have.

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My life is a big accident, so where I end up, I think it's all accidents.

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A lot of actors are like, 'Why do I do this? My character wouldn't do this? This doesn't make sense.' And in a comedy, you kind of just need to walk into the door.

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I feel grateful that the person I end up working with a lot is Paul Rudd.

He's a prince among men, and so talented, and generous, and effortless.

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There's such a crazy social expectation now that we put on ourselves and on each other about what motherhood is supposed to look and feel like. And it's impossible to live up to those standards. You're setting yourself up for failure at every possible turn.

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I have impossible standards.

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I don't want to ever say to somebody, 'You don't have to see it.

It's not good.' I'm done with that. I'd love to just do things that I respect. That being said, I do have two children to put through school, so we'll see if I can put my money where my mouth is, but I would love to just work with people I respect.

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I wish when I was 17, somebody had told me not to care so much about what other people had thought.

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There are generations of women who left the workforce to be moms, and their kids grow up, and they think, "Well, what now?"

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As an actor, you know, I love not being pigeonholed, which is great.

No one really knows who I am. So that's a positive.

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Women just get really hard on each other.

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I have two kids, and when my oldest was first born, it was the most vulnerable feeling in the world. I remember taking him to his first doctor's appointment, and on the sheet, it said "mother," and I put my mom's name. I was like, "Oh, right, I ... I'm the mother!" You just feel so vulnerable.

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Being on the outside of something, watching someone make a risky decision, it's so easy to judge someone for that. But when you're in it, it's impossible to see it.

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I'm perfect. We're all perfect.

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I've learned just how much capacity for love a heart has.

You can't believe it. I couldn't believe after having my first that I could ever love anything as much as him. And then when I had my daughter - your heart just expands. There's so much room in it. It's been a nuts, chaotic mess and I love it.

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I also feel like motherhood, especially, is seen usually in movies with this saintly veil over it. There's something about tipping that and showing what's actually going on. Or the wish fulfillment of probably most moms, which is really exciting. It's an area that's unexplored.

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Everything you think you're supposed to feel even, or do.

When it doesn't match up with what everything that the culture is telling you to do, you feel like a failure.

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