I remember hearing someone say that good acting is more about taking off a mask than putting one on, and in movie acting, certainly that's true. With the camera so close, you can see right down into your soul, hopefully. So being able to do that in a way is terrifying, and in another way, truly liberating. And I like that about it.
More Quotes from Annette Bening:I don't see myself as competing with other actresses. I mean, I went through a time when I was in New York, and I was going to lots of auditions and trying to get parts, but even then, you're not really competing with the other actresses. There is a competition going on, but it's not like something you can win in that way.
It's wonderful, isn't it, that so many people on the movie are being recognized, ... We're this wonderful little family of people that did this kind of small picture. We just did it because we thought it might be a good movie and we loved the script.
By the time I was in high school, Roe v. Wade had passed, so that was also happening; girls were getting pregnant and getting abortions - and that happened in my school too.
The reason, I think, is that Jean is not sympathetic. She's not a nice girl. She's not out to win people. I think that's why the movies never got made.
He seemed to know so much more than it would be appropriate for a first-time (film) director to know. I still don't understand how he knows what he knows.
I think we as celebrities have a lot more control.
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