We're so afraid of death in our culture, but I think if we understand it better, then we'll appreciate the life we have more.
I find myself gravitating towards drama. It interests me. In the books I read, the paintings I like, it's always the darker stuff.
Oh, I'm definitely a wild child.
There was a time I was very much blaming the way I felt on L.A, that it was a vacuum of creativity, of humor or anything organic, and I was really angry at the place. But then today I feel completely different - I love L.A.!
The biggest place I look for validation is from my mother. That's the little girl in me that will never grow up.
There's a set of rules out there somewhere that says it all ends by 40. I hope to be able to defy that because I truly love my work.
You have to make peace with yourself. The key is to find the harmony in what you have.
Mum put me in drama classes when I was about 14. I'd been going on about it for some time, so maybe it was a way to shut me up.
That's one of the lucky things about getting the success later on. I know how I want to dress, I know what kind of house I want to live in, I just know more about myself, and that's true about the roles I want to play and what parts of myself I want to express. You're just more in touch with yourself.
If those two men (Kong and Driscoll) were welded into one, that would definitely make the perfect man. Adrien Brody plays the writer. He has all the words. Kong has all the soul, and all the power as well.
There's a lot of skeletons in my closet, but I know what they're wearing. I'm not gonna act all ashamed of it.
I had gotten to a place where I truly believed everything I was called: 'not sexy,' 'not funny,' 'too intense,' desperate.' All those labels they gave me, I took them because there wasn't a trace of my true self left.
I'm not this dark, twisted person. Yes, I have my demons and this is my way of exorcising them. It gets them out - and better out than in.
She (Wray) looked up at me and went, 'You're not Ann Darrow. I am ... At the end of the night ... she whispered in my ear 'Ann Darrow is in good hands.' Those were great parting words.
It was total naivety that got me to Hollywood. I thought it was going to happen straight away. I told myself 'give it 5 years, there's no way I'll be here after that if it doesn't happen'. Cut to ten years later!
She had a great emotional journey in the first one and it was not just your classic genre picture with a damsel-in-distress kind of role. It was more than that and that's what drew me to the first. And I always knew when I did the first that there was going to be a number two.
We are perfect for each other. I like someone thoughtful, serious and intelligent, but I also want him to be fun and silly. He has to be able to make me laugh if a man can do that, he's pretty well got me.
Whatever is said about roles drying up, I intend to keep working. Certainly now the roles couldn't be more interesting - playing mothers, divorcees. I think it's going to be exciting to play a mother of teenagers. The longer your life, the deeper it gets.
When I had dark hair I definitely felt that I was more anonymous.
It's scary, ... I was so nervous about doing anything that would make a child feel uncomfortable ... so we tried to work out all these systems, you know, 'Just give me the signal that we're not acting anymore.'
I mean it's weird because the thing that I love about acting is the fact that I can help people feel things, know themselves or feel less alone. It's my form of expression, in the same way that someone might paint a picture or sing a song in that you're hoping that it moves somebody outside of their own way of thinking.
I'm a tomboy now. I always wanted to fit in with my brother's group, so I climbed trees and played with lead soldiers. But I'm a woman's woman. I never understood women who don't have woman friends.
I always love being in the company of women. It's all about good conversation and great wine.
Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering.
It's always nerve-racking to take off your clothes on film. But doing it with a woman felt safer than with a man. You know you can say, 'Don't grab me there: That's where my cellulite is'!
On set is where I feel comfortable. The red carpet stuff, talking about the film, explaining your own life, it doesn't come naturally. It's all necessary stuff I suppose but it's not my strength.
I guess I'll go to the Vanity Fair party.
The parallels are being drawn between me as a mother and Samara's mother and what I have done to my child and what was done to her by her mother, ... So there's things for the audience there to play with and look into, and that's clearly why Samara's drawn to me.
You won't find me in a romantic comedy. Those movies don't speak to me. People don't come to talk to me about those scripts, because they probably think I'm this dark, twisted, miserable person.
If I have to produce movies, direct movies, whatever to change the way Hollywood treats older women, I'll do it. If I have to bend the rules, I will. If I have to break them, I will.
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