I came out of the womb waving red lipstick.— Rose McGowan
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From a really young age, I was into female empowerment and supporting the underdog. Right now, I'm into female vengeance.
It's my job to spread deviance to the American youth.
The awesome thing about being an artist? You can't be fired from your own mind.
I went to regular schools and I was home schooled a lot but I don't have any history in schools. Like, I literally don't exist. I didn't even get a birth certificate until the mid-80s. I always feel like I could be, like, 10 years younger, or maybe I'm 70!
At 13, when I was a runaway, I was taken in by the most amazing drag queens in Portland, Ore. We didn't always know where our next meal was coming from, but there was so much camaraderie and love. Not to mention, those girls could paint a face, and I learned how because of them.
I think working with artists is incredibly important for everybody in the world, but also, it is a way of seeing the world differently.
I was a boy in the ads I did as a child.
My sister was the girl, and I was the boy. I had short hair and I was in overalls and I was giving flowers to my sister Daisy, who fit their model of what a girl was supposed to look like.
People get so burned out on hearing about sexism, but you know what? I would love to burn out on it. I would love to never talk about that again, but until we're all equal I shall have to fight, and remain fighting.
I'm a pussycat unless you do something to one of my friends.
Then I'll think of unique ways to get back at you. I'm more creative than your average bear.
It wasn't that I was shy to go out with him, I just didn't want people with preconceived notions to assume anything about why we were together. I was pretty careful for a while.
Hetero - normative behavior and herd mentality is dangerous.
It's okay to be different. It's okay to stand out for whatever reason. Some people are just born that way and instead of trying to tear them down, learn something new. Be curious and open because maybe that's a pathway out for you, too.
If somebody said something racist around me, or you, or most people, you would correct it, you would stop it, but when they say things about women, so frequently no one says anything. That has to change.
I have a lot of brothers and sisters, and each movie has helped pay for tuition.
And then I was like, I only have one left in college, so why am I doing this? But now I want to go back to Italy and live on a farm in Tuscany.
I don't know how exactly but I'm maybe perverse in the sense that I like being disappointed in something on a daily basis. Because it means that I'm still not jaded.
A lot of times when you do things where you're killing people, the character is always having an existential crisis about it. It's fun to be no-holds-barred and have no big crisis of conscious.
I was up watching Meet Joe Black at four AM.
I was hoping Brad Pitt would die, and he was still alive at seven forty in the morning! I actually felt sorry for once, for critics.
I think I ran so hard and so fast, in a lot of ways, from my life and I kind of took a fall. It was like - what do they call it? - post-traumatic stress syndrome.
I just felt like, "Why would you discuss my body as if it's an object?" People will come up and say things like, "Are your breasts real?" I mean, people will come up and discuss my body as if I'm not human.
I've seen many actors go awry by making the wrong choices early on.
If one person starts crying, I'll cry.
If one person has no money, I'll give them mine. If I had a bicycle growing up, I always felt incredibly guilty when I see someone sitting at the bus stop.
While I learned, I hid out largely in the gay community, and overall it kept me very safe.
This hetero - normative behavior and herd mentality is dangerous. It's okay to be different.
Quentin Tarantino is controlled insanity, I would say.
He's very loud and fun. I don't think there's anybody on the planet like him that I have ever met.
I always thought I was more satanic than Manson.
I like strong, strong women who don't go down without a fight.
I like iconic roles. They don't come around very often, so I have to wait for them. Obviously I'm not the typical blonde who stands by the side, while the man has all the fun.
I was with somebody else at the time, who I left - one, because I didn't really want to be with that person, and two, because I felt I'd had so much tragedy I needed to go off, go crazy, and maybe live on the outside for a while.
I realized a career is built as much on what you don't do as what you do do.
I was never nervous directing. Not once. I'm more nervous acting. I'm far more nervous on set, before I say my lines, than I ever have been, as a director.
I don't mind being disliked - I will be the one to step up and say what needs to be said if it helps one woman who comes after me.
I'd never even seen orange cheese. I mean, who decided to make that orange? And so there was something different about me that they wanted to crush. I don't think it had anything to do with my physicality, but every single day in school it was, "You're the ugliest thing I've ever seen."
I'm not attracted to dangerous men. I'm attracted, apparently, to height. One ex was 6'6; the one before was 6'4, then 6'3. I like freakishly tall people.
With fame, all of a sudden you're seeing yourself through the eyes of a world of men, and that's . . . Look, it's very weird to have part and parcel of a job to feel like you're a lure for men to come into the theater. Some people do have a very innate sexuality to them. I may or may not have it, but it makes people see you in a certain light that has nothing to do with me.
I've had, like, four long-term boyfriends. I tend to be in relationships for long periods of time.
I moved from Italy to Oregon in the '80s - sort of like moving to the middle of a "Duck Dynasty" episode, which was massive culture shock to say the least.
I was 13. And on my own for about 10 months, but those were long months. My stepdad wanted me out of his hair and tried to put me in a home, a hospital kind of place for kids with drug problems, which I absolutely did not belong in. So I left that place and struck out on my own...
Since I didn't grow up going to school dances, etc.
, I didn't have the normal . . . I grew up in a very different way so a lot of the childish concerns or teenage concerns weren't my concerns. My concerns were survival.
Hollywood is all about making an entrance.
I don't want to be a walking advertisement for anyone other than myself.
There have been a lot of murders and suicides in my family;
it's like the primary cause of death. I wonder if there's a certain energy that attracts that.
When I get my feelings hurt, or when things scare me, or freak out my sensibilities, or when my feathers get ruffled, it takes me aback, of course, but then I think, I'm grateful that I have a mind that can want more for people and want more for the planet. It's not that hard. It's really quite simple.
I don't believe in rules. I would be happy to be climbing a pyramid when I'm 70. And I know I will be.
Why are women still this underclass? If we all banded together...
I love the absurd - kind of absurdist comedy, absurd things in life.
You have to work to carve out your own little corner, and I'm certainly smacking my head against the wall trying to make a dent. I just hope I don't get brain-damaged before I get there
I live a very international life, but when I come back to Hollywood, a town I love in a lot of ways, I have to wonder, "What decade are you in? Like, seriously, what decade? It's not this one."
Short-sightedness is killing us.
The people that are the invisible ones, the marginalized, the quote-unquote weirdos, the people that get things thrown at them, the people that get harassed every day just for existing . . . I just still strongly align with them.
There are some movies that I absolutely hate but someone else loves - people love things for different reasons.
Gosh, if I'm gonna take a big stand on something I would hope it would be for more than flip flops!
I'm not really one of those people who goes and writes some big back story and agonizes over characters. I think you kind of can get it. For me personally, it's just kind of more instinctive. But I don't have kind of an acting background. I fell into it accidentally.