When I was growing up watching Marilyn Monroe, I learned that you can be very beautiful, very glamorous and very vulnerable and not give up your soul just because you were a movie star.
The only thing that I could think of to do was to be an actress.
I always told, Sandra Bullock was my student when she was younger, I always told her it's important that we hold on to our insecurity, the wisdom of insecurity.
My point is that, over the years, I've taught five thousand people acting and lately I have a lot of energy on these kids, having the same break I had as a high school girl.
In the case of Marilyn and John Kennedy, I think they did affect change.
My favorite actresses were Geraldine Paige, Anne Bancroft and Kim Stanley.
I made a conscious decision back then that I would rather be the best actress who ever lived than the most famous one.
My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression.
I really think that women should be allowed to be more European, in this country.
I certainly was one of the instigators in the 1960s of freedom of expression.
I'm on Governor Gray Davis' California Alliance Towards Education to bring the arts back to high schools.
I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published.
I think I'm more European in personality.
She was a genius, my mother.
So I have this ability, if I may say so, to spot talent.
In Europe you can be Sophia, you can be these older women who are considered very sexy.
I have married thriteen couples. I'm about to do a marriage next month.
My activism and sexual revolution in New York was a factor.
I had no idea that he was going to write that, but I've always believed that insecurity was what would keep you always in your innocence, no matter what the business did.
So, I think that Marilyn, what she gave the world, and in many ways Kennedy too, was that they had dreams and they didn't allow anybody to take away their dreams.
I think you can really tell a good actor if you can put a camera on them and they can just talk and emote and react and you don't have to keep cutting away from them, because they are the language and the behavior. It's all a tour-de-force performance.
A lot of my joy this year has been to give away awards to young people, no matter of race, creed or color, because they were a terrific violinist or a terrific dancer.
I have some great stories and I will get around to writing a book.
I taught Sandra Bullock when no one knew who she was. I talked her out of quitting. I put her in a showcase.
Everyone should have a moment with Ron Howard in their life to give you faith in our industry.
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