My profession is about as far away from growing up in southern Illinois as you can get.

— Laurie Metcalf

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When I go to see something I'm in, or my friends are in, it's like a home movie.

When I just go to the movies and don't know anyone in it, then it's a real movie.

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I work just as hard and have just as much fun whether in a 50-seat house or in a 1000-seat house. It's a luxury to be in a tiny space every once in a while and a rush to be on a giant stage every once in a while.

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I like to play a wide range of characters. The more they're unlike me, the better I like it.

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I don't like working in front of a camera.

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I'm hideously shy as myself but on stage I can run around naked and bite the heads off fish.

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Theater opened up a whole new world for me. It was a freedom I'd never known before.

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I've loved every minute of every hour I've spent doing theatre.

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Really, I'll go anywhere at any time to continue working in theater - it's a passion that I'm thankful I still have. It keeps me creative and on my toes and meeting great people. I can't imagine a better way of working than on a play.

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I almost never give interviews. It's not because I want to play hard to get. It's just that I never seem to have anything interesting to say.

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I've been directed by other actors, and being an actor doesn't make you a good director.

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I was too practical to major in theater.

Acting - what was I going to do with acting? There was no future in it.

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Every part I get, I just think I'm so lucky. They're so hard to get, you know.

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About Laurie Metcalf

Quotes 17 sayings
Profession Actress
Birthday June 16, 1955

When one thing ends, you put it away and start from scratch on the next thing.

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I'm happy whenever I'm in a rehearsal room.

I've always gotten all my energy and creativity in there.

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I was an office secretary for a long time. A good secretary.

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Onstage I'm the one in control - I'm not at the mercy of how an editor chooses to put the scene together later. I can do things onstage that I would never do in real life. It's very freeing.

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