I didnt start really making changes in my life until I was actually in my mid-20s. And all of a sudden I was like, wait a minute. I was trying so hard to be what I thought I was supposed to be, instead of just allowing myself to be what I-what I was or what I am.
If you meet people who have been successful in Hollywood, or look a their photographs, you see a haunted look in their eyes, you sense a trapped feeling.
I really enjoy acting. At home I can't even finish a sentence, and here I am reading these wonderful lines. I think it must be every housewife's dream, to be an actress part-time.
Acting's not my whole life. My children definitely come first.
That is why it's so fun to make movies... you get to do lots of things you would never do in your normal life.
I wanted to write something from a child's viewpoint... Five of the characters I have played in movies have either been abused or became abusers, themselves, and I just kind of felt like there was a need.
I'm not that fashion-conscious. A lot of times, when women are appearing to be so perfect, it's because they're a mess underneath.
I didn't plan to act, but I'm glad I'm doing it - and I just want to keep getting better.
I think it is important to say that though, of course, it is wonderful to have children, it is a disservice to others not to also say how hard it is to do it alone.
I still have a problem with nuns. I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn. After a while, all my characters become very close friends.
It helps when 1 can send the children off to their fathers so I can support my new book with a national publicity tour. I started writing the book when my daughter was 5. It took me almost four years.
There we times when everybody in the house has the flu. You're cleaning up vomit and it's 2 in the morning, and you're wishing there was somebody else there to help you.
I wasn't really interested in doing television. I don't have that much ambition. My agent, Eileen Feldman, has all the ambition for me.
I limited myself to introduce a change in my way of thinking and the way I see things. When I look at my child, I do it in a different way then when Im contemplating a chair. They are different... the child is a living being, and the chair is an object.
Horror movies can be very interesting because they can deal with intangible subjects that are full of emotion.
I paid more attention to the way I looked before my children were born. Afterward, it wasnt important to look exactly right.
I know that in order to be considered successful, youre supposed to do two or three movies a year. I only work once every year-and-a-half, sometimes two years. I have children to raise.
I have nothing intelligent to say.
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