We have to get back to the beauty of just being alive in this present moment.
I think that in a general sense, the idea of getting comfortable with the truth in life is uncomfortable.
We never know all the facts and the more we're mindful of how we deal with people, the more opportunity we have to evolve.
It's phenomenally important to me that, if I'm going to be spending years on a project, I need to be interested in the whole thing. I'm not there to be on my own. And if I'm going to be with these people, I'd best be interested in their work.
It's really important for actors to feel that they're more than something for hire.
For me, as an actress, one of the most essential things that I need to know is what do I want for and from the people around me in the story.
With BSG, sci-fi is the human experience taken beyond the envelope. When I first became involved with the project, I knew that I would be able to play a human being for many years, exploring and reflecting on issues that would impact people's lives.
I love to work. I love to have complexity.
The Cylons are such a frightening concept - not knowing who is real. No way.
That moment was very important because it was political. That's what has to be done, so they struck a deal. She figures his is a well-thought-out motivation that she felt was worthy trade-off. The motivation here is survival, and she has to think like a leader.
It is really wonderful for me to understand that there are times in life when your job, and the excellence of your job, requires to not be - have the comfort zone of being popular.
Actors are part of a certain percentage of people on this planet who have an emotional vocabulary as a primary experience. It's as if their life is experienced emotionally and then that is translated intellectually or conceptually into the performance.
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