I love film sets, but I don't necessarily love being the center of attention.
I guess you should approach the roles differently when they're actual people who have been, this is the difference. Getting the accent exact, or the hair exact is less important in a situation like this.
The secret to success is action, not attitude.Your attitude doesn't matter. It is what you do with your time.
And that's what's beautiful to me, is he did not become a victim of it, and he didn't become a statistic, he just kind of kept on marching through, no matter what people threw at him.
I don't read reviews, There's no value for me in reading them. Whether they're good or bad, they'll just make me self-conscious.
I'd like to think Helen very much understood what it was to be disadvantaged in the medical field. And that that was something that she never let dictate her choices.
What is more important is finding the soul of the character, and making sure it fits well into this story. And that it be dramatic and interesting and captivating, because these people weren't entertainers, you know.
Are you a polititcian or does lyin' just run in your family?
On the other hand, there are only so many people who really knew how she was exactly, like what did her accent sound like, and the fact that she developed profound deafness when she was first running the Harriet Lane.
I learn a lot from acting, but it's not my natural way. I can't help but write; I do it all the time. It's a condition of being for me.
I think I am a writer, but professionally I feel drawn to and suited for directing.
I learned from Francis Ford Coppola to treat the company like your family.
I feel very privileged that I get to spend my life telling stories that mean something to people.
As a director, I get to have a much broader creative expression than as an actress.
In this case they're doctors. But having passion for your work and to take risks in order to better human kind. That's a pretty big theme. It's pretty inspiring.
The fact that he didn't get credit for a while is more the story of social injustice. But his own spirit wasn't driven by that, and wasn't dependent upon that. He just wished he had the cash to go to medical school.
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