It doesn't matter what people say or what the rules say or what you're supposed to do, you go after what's in your heart.
I can take a newspaper and make it a lethal weapon.
I think it's important to love what you do and have a good time with it. I go to work every day and have a blast.
So my views on equality are pretty obvious. I mean I did play a highly complex lesbian techno DJ on TV, but I know it's not always easy to come out and tell the world where you stand,
I never thought I would be one of those wacky chicks who say, 'I loved my labor,' but I loved every part of it. It was the best day of my life.
I'm a tomboy myself and have always been incredibly athletic.
I'm a girl in boy's clothing. I like to get a little rough. I prefer mud to makeup. That's me in a nutshell.
I was captain of the volleyball team and the basketball team, and I ran track.
I really got into 'The Walking Dead.' That was genius. And I have to say, my husband is on 'Shameless,' and I think it's a brilliant show.
I know it sounds weird, but my definition of 'sexy' has changed as I've gotten older. And being smart and informed makes me feel sexier than any outfit.
Cheerleading was my way in. It was one of the most rigorous audition processes ever. It definitely groomed me for Hollywood.
I actually got more attention from one episode of 'The Sopranos' than I did from two years of 'The L Word.'
I did a lot of theater growing up, and in college I was in the musical 'Chicago.'
Just because we are women doesn't mean the only roles we can play are that of the finger-shaking girlfriend.
NFL cheerleading is harder than most people think. They train up to six hours every day with games on Sundays. They gave me a great work ethic.
I saw Madeleine Stowe from Revenge recently, and she totally blew me away. And growing up I loved Morticia Addams and Lily Munster on one hand, and Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie on the other. Two completely different ends of the spectrum, kind of like me.
When I finish a workout I feel pretty sexy even though I'm sweaty and I don't smell like a rose. I feel stong. It does a lot for me mentally and physically.
Honestly, as an actor, all I need to know, the way I kind of look at a scene, is like a puzzle. There are certain puzzle pieces that are bigger than others, and all I need to know is if this is going to fit here to make this part of the puzzle work.
My great-great-grandfather was a shah back in the 1800s. Unfortunately, I don't have any gold coins or jewels to show for it.
It's fun to work on location because you get the look and feel of everything, but it's nice to be on a stage because you can control the elements.
As a parent, you experience the most of everything. The most love, the most fear, the most hurt and the most tired, the most of every emotion.
I'm used to a lot of love scenes. I'm used to something that requires me to kick up my heels and wink-wink, flirt-flirt with a twirl of my skirt.
I'm not one to be messed with. I can be bad when it needs to happen.
I'm attracted to playing characters that have flaws.
I'm a wife and a mother. I don't want to be immature; I have to be ready at all times.
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