The more we deny that we have a dark side, the more power it has over us.
But I'm attracted to roles where I get to really go in and explore a character.
I remembered their songs but I had never owned a Beatles album.
And in the middle of one of those scenes, I suddenly felt my heart just open: it was overwhelming, to the point where I got teary-eyed. Never would I have thought anything like that could happen in a love scene.
It's still difficult for me to watch my work.
If something scares me, then I have to do it.
My biggest fear in life is fear.
It's almost as if we each have a vampire inside us. Controlling that beast, that dark side, is what fascinates me.
Every actress has a line she'll draw, where she'll say, 'This I will do and this I won't.' For me, everything has to be important to the story and the director has to be able to tell me why.
I grew up in Colorado - went back there, tried to heal myself and grow and learn, then got a call that David Lynch wanted me to fly back to Seattle so he could meet me for Twin Peaks.
I've always had a fascination with vampires. It's not that I'm exactly fascinated with the dark side. It's the human struggle with it. How we deal with those two aspects of who we are. We all have those elements.
I'm fascinated with all kinds of religion, but I'm not committed to any specific one.
I would love to play a nun. I used to want to be one when I was a kid.
Apparently I'm the most naked that anyone's been on TNT. My poor mother. I'm ready to run away.
Animals weren't put on this earth to entertain us.
I just turned 30 so I got really introspective as you do, questioning my life. And when I stopped and sort of looked back at the past decade, I realized I had done more work than I thought I had done.
I highly recommend tantric sex workshops.
It's awkward: Here you are with most of your clothes off in bed with this person who you've really just met. You're strangers to each other's bodies and you're coming together for the first time in front of all these people.
I just found out last week - my sister told me - that my father had some Beatles records. So I must have heard them quite a bit, but it never registered, really. Now I listen to them with new ears.
You always hear actresses talk about how unromantic it is to act a love scene or a sex scene - which it is. You're doing it with all these lights on and cameras flying around and people on the set.
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