I feel like I'm kind of faking something if I'm talking as myself and putting on an accent.
People in New Zealand go out of their way to not be impressed by things.
I was a kid who didn't have a lot of self-esteem.
I think filmmakers are always interested in getting the best actor that they can find, the person who's the most right for it.
I feel like a character actress - it's where I'm comfortable.
I don't think I've played a lot of crazy people.
I feel so grateful when I see a movie and there's a woman who looks somewhat like me. I'm like, 'Thank you, Samantha Morton!' You know, a woman who feels like a human being. That means so much to me.
There's not much of a follow-your-dreams kind of vibe in New Zealand or my family.
The interesting thing about acting is using all your own stuff and having some kind of personal catharsis while you're working.
The acting life is different than I thought it would be. I love it - it's actually a lot less pressure than I thought it would be.
New Zealanders can be a little hostile.
If I could be working every day, I would be.
I've done a gazillion readings that have gone on to be movies that are made without me.
I've definitely had times in my life where I've been depressed and not able to do anything at all.
I'm not one of those people who can cry on cue. If I have to cry in an audition, I'm like, 'Okay, let me see what I can do.
I was at university and I was studying modern drama and studying English, and I just was like, 'I don't wanna be in this place. I wanna be acting.
I was a very independent teenager.
I feel weird when I go to the movies and everybody's faces are perfect.
I used to write stories and poetry, but for some reason I have it in my head that if I'm going to write, I have to write a script.
For a while, I was only being sent fat-girl parts. Seriously? Sometimes I feel like I'm making some kind of radical statement because I'm a size 6.
I really like 'Girls.' I know everybody does, but I love 'Girls.
I read every single review, because I love film criticism and I'm interested.
I love festivals because I feel like I'm more of a movie fan than a person who's in the film industry.
I know my mother-in-law would drive two hours to go see a movie that I'm in.
I guess I've never really had a great desire to be a leading lady, or be seen as an ingenue.
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