And I think women have come a very, very long way, but they have a long way to go.
As soon as you get over caring what people think, you can have a nice time.
Coffee and smoking are the last great addictions.
I love fast cars... and to go too fast in them.
I'm the kind of woman who, when she walks into a party, all the other women leave the room.
I'm not afraid to look like a fool - and I think when you're not afraid, you never do.
I've had Irish skin from the time I was a young girl.
She comes from the Midwest. She had me at a very young age and raised me on her own. She's a very hard worker.
I still sweat bullets if I go on The Tonight Show, but I tell myself, You can either have fun tonight or you can be shy and miserable. You ask my friends or anyone I work with now - nobody would say I was shy.
But Tommy Lee Jones is just smooth. He's just the real deal. I'm captivated by him because there's so little of that in Hollywood, and he just embodies it.
To put me through school my morn had to work, so I was a latchkey kid.
You know, the bigger you get and the more success you have, the more people you can fill your house with to tell you how great you are. You can do that.
I remember doing the sex scene in Red Rock West. I had to kiss Nic Cage and then look like I was going down on him. And he couldn't do anything - he just had to lie there.
I am very fortunate to have a career. I always have to act. I don't know if I'll have a career to support it for the rest of my life, but I know I'll always act.
Have I seen The Commitments? I was obsessed with that movie. I just watched it again about two weeks ago.
Everybody wants to solve everybody's problems.
[Wearing padding to make my breasts look larger for a movie] was great, but it also made me think, you know, a lot of women who go out and get implants, what's so insecure about them that they would rather have someone look there than in their eyes?
I had such a great mom and I know that I'd never be that mom. I wouldn't want to bring a child into this world unless I could be.
Men love it. They have a sense of humor, whereas a lot of women are threatened or just don't get it.
And while I might not always agree with the viewpoint I have to portray, because I play a district attorney, as an actress I can always tell myself that my character is trying to take the moral high ground.
Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago.
But I know somebody who has a bedside urinal. How do I compete with that?
That's what the holidays are for - for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn't that the Irish way?
I'm afraid of the dark, so I have a lot of night-lights.
I think the institution of marriage is a great idea, but for me it's just an idea.
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