I just think we're living in a time of massive, amazing change, like the Industrial Revolution on acid.
Yeah, I do feel badly sometimes, not for whose coming up and getting roles I'm not right for anymore but the people I compete with, who range from Uma Thurman on up.
The fact that I got Drugstore Cowboy at all was a fluke.
That's where I got my start and where I'll continue to work, but I can't tell you the number of films between Drugstore Cowboy and Curly Sue that I auditioned for and wanted that didn't choose me.
Well, for someone who looks like me you wonder where Alfred Hitchcock is.
You know, I change my hair color a lot, I do all sorts of different things.
You learn your text and have it in the back of your head, without a thought as to how you're going to say it.
It's part of the fun of it to work with strong personalities.
I make a good living and I've never looked at myself as being an artiste.
I think right now in the world we're feeling like there's no solid ground beneath our feet, you know?
I've been overwhelmed; I was a single mother for a time.
You look at Gone With the Wind, how right Vivian Leigh was for that. Don't know if that would happen today.
I can't wait til I get the chance to be a character and how my face looks isn't the first consideration.
The least consideration of any film I've ever worked on is who is right for it.
All I really want to do is entertain people out there sitting in the dark and for them to believe it.
Cause I won't repeat myself, the way I dress and look.
In a collaborative environment directors hire actors because they want their input, not just their bodies.
I do come shackled with whatever people think I am.
If it's independent, it's because I love it... 'cause they usually end up costing me money to do.
Most movie stars don't change their look at all.
My whole career is based on taking a left turn after each film and doing the opposite of what I've just done.
Well, I'm a consumer as well. I go to the movies with my popcorn and believe everything I see.
And sometimes I do films so my daughter can see me work.
But actors at a certain point take the best of what's available to them.
I don't care what people's myths are about me.
I like to show as much of a woman as I can. I like to fill things out.
I mean, I always feel incredibly lucky to get a job.
In their 30s women really start to live... they're not children anymore, and they're not just mothers.
It's important for me to see as many colors in the character as possible.
My idols are all older.