♡ I like watching the other actors, but the hard thing about watching yourself is that the performance is done, and no matter how you’d like to tweak it, there’s nothing you can do.
♡ I think, you know, actors rely on each other all the time.
♡ I started in theatre, moved into film and television, and started doing voice work, which is funny because after a long time in film and television, you forget how much you rely on just a simple look on your face.
♡ Just because someone isn’t working at an office doesn’t mean they’re not working hard at something.
♡ Life keeps moving, and to try to stay still is like trying to hold grains of sand in your hand.
♡ One of my favorite things to do is not to speak on screen. In theater it’s different because there’s a lot of emphasis on language – it’s a different medium. But that is one of the most wonderful things about film. A person’s face can say so much more than their voice can.
♡ More and more, I realise I have a distinct voice, which I didn’t realise! You know, it’s just my voice. I had no idea. A lot of times, people will say now, ‘I recognised you from your voice,’ which is interesting to me.
♡ I learned that on kids’ shows, you have to eat a lot of stuff. A lot of the humor comes from food and gross-out humor.
♡ I think in real life most of us don’t know how to communicate our deepest feelings very well.
♡ I thought, ‘When I get pregnant, someone will be looking for a pregnant woman. I’ll do a movie about a pregnant woman.’ But that didn’t happen.
♡ Yes, I’m very close to my family. And being that close to your family, I think you also struggle with how to become your own person.
♡ After I finished ‘E.R.’, I wanted to concentrate on re-examining what kind of actress I am and taking time for real-life things.
♡ I was extremely close with my parents. Breaking away from that is a double-edged sword: It’s something you need to do, but it’s hard to cut the apron strings.
♡ Before I could talk, I would try to sing.
♡ I’d always wanted to try my hand at every bit of the acting field.
♡ I always thought I was a little shy, especially compared to my brother and my sister, but I guess I was always the kid doing performances in the front room.
♡ I think there’s this thing that happens when you’re younger: The things that you want are different than when you’re older, and sometimes the person that you liked when you were a teenager is not necessarily the person that you would want to settle down with for the rest of your life once you’re older, more mature, and have kids.
♡ You know, the hard thing about audiences not liking what a character does is that they sometimes take it out on the actor personally. That’s something that you know when you become an actor or actress, but it’s always hard to deal with when it actually happens.
♡ I like diversity; I want one character to be very different from the next. I love to live with a character for a long time if I can, but I like one character to be different from the next.
♡ I love to work on a set whether it’s mostly men or mostly women, but there’s something about being in a community of women that changes the energy.
♡ I have sort of the career where, if you are a fan, you’ve been following me for a while, and you really like something that I’ve done, so meeting those people is always a really gracious experience.
♡ There are not that many jobs as an actor where you don’t get to know what your character will be doing from episode to episode.