• I was trained by Method acting teachers and we were taught that aside from whatever gift you may or may not have or the level of that gift, that you were obliged to know how to build a table. It's a craft. It's like being a ballerina or a violinist.

    "Actress-producer Ellen Barkin". "The Tavis Smiley Show" with Tavis Smiley, November 14, 2011.