I don't want to put a pause on the rest of my life; I'm really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that.— Rosemarie DeWitt
The most passioned Rosemarie DeWitt quotes to get the best of your day
I like exploring both the light parts and the dark parts of a single person.
And all of those shades tend to come out most acutely in stories about families.
In real life, I don't fall in love with the guy who wines and dines me, I fall in love with the flaws and the humanity.
I kind of moved out of the town I grew up in as quick as I could. I left right after high school.
I grew up in the suburbs.
I feel lucky to be an actor because you always learn something from each part you play.
I think actors always have that fear of unemployment so when the opportunities are there, you just jump on them.
I'm always studying something or trying to learn something, keep myself creatively occupied, because I think that energy can get kind of destructive if it doesn't have somewhere to go.
I know that every actor that I know, when Daniel Day-Lewis does a film, and he doesn't work that often, but we run to the theater to see what he's up to, and with such delicious excitement. The same goes for Meryl Streep.
I remember being in high school and my mother would say, "What about such-and-such boy?" I'm like, "Oh mom, he's too nice," we don't like the nice boys when we're 16. I'd say, "He's not attractive," and she'd say "All young people are attractive." And they are, and I get that.
I love the crazy sex and the awkward situations.
And I think a lot of us have fantasies of going back to where we're from, or when we do go back we're so nostalgic about it.
In real life, I don't fall in love with the guy who wines and dines me, I fall in love with the flaws and the humanity. When I see someone get embarrassed or when I see them wearing their heart on their sleeve, I want to see that in movies. I hate seeing the put-together people, and then it makes everyone think they're supposed to look like that. It's all a bunch of BS.
I started a writing class, not in service of writing a script or writing anything specific. I've just really been enjoying that, and oddly the group, not by design, but it just happened to be all women, and there were three women who gave birth this fall while we were all in class, and there's just something really great about getting to know these women through their stories and what they're writing about.
I don't want to put a pause on the rest of my life;
I'm really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that. If I think too much about what roles there will be, or what will be, then I get into trouble there. I just try to be grateful for jobs like Promised Land, that somebody wants me to play this role, or thinks that I could be Alice. The thought of, like, spending my time at the dermatologist's office is not for me.
For me, there are a lot of things you can imagine as an actor, and then there are things that you know in your bones and in your cells once they happen to you.
We have our whole lives to try and get a glimpse of what that could be, in our own life. It's so exciting.
Actors are always weird about acting with their spouse or their boyfriend or girlfriend, but more because they think audiences will find it boring.
I read something about, "Why do actresses get plastic surgery," we like to look at pretty people, but I don't. I like to look at all faces, young, old.
We typically make movies that are geared towards 18-year-olds.
The people who pay and go to movies more than two or three times are usually under 22, so I get how it works. I don't really want 18-year-old boys to find me that attractive, that kind of would creep me out at this stage.
There are the jobs you get that do something for your confidence, like "I can do this with my life" kind of thing. And then, there are the jobs that maybe bring a certain level of awareness about you as an actor where other people feel like they can hire you.
I get mad at my girlfriends when they say things about their neck or something, "My neck is a disaster," and I'm like, "Come on, you don't even believe that." You're taking that from the outside world, you know? You look amazing, you're beautiful, you're 40, you're in the prime of your life. I'm not interested in fighting it at all. I don't think anyone else is wrong for trying to fight it, however.
I find that my touchstones go out the window, the routines, the things that you do to keep you grounded. Then when I'm out of work I have too much time. The trick is not to get lost surfing the Internet.