Today is what I have.
My very best friend died in a car accident when I was 16 years old.That was the hardest blow emotionally that I have ever had to endure. Suddenly, you realize tomorrow might not come. Now I live by the motto, 'Today is what I have'.
Greta's wild and gets into trouble, and I'm pretty fearless, too.
I'm open to whoever. I think it is absurd to assume that I have to look in a certain category. A person should make choices—about who they want to marry, who they want to spend time with, who they want to fuck—based on a variety of options, and I hope that one day people will be more open-minded about that. It's silly to look in one category or another. I would never imagine a mate based on a certain sex or race.
It is tempting to take all these jobs and these movies that people offer you all the time for, lots of money, to play the girl next door or the screen queen, and it is tempting to run out in front of the paparazzi if you feel like you aren't getting enough attention. But if you value a real career as an artist you value longevity, you can't sacrafice that for some publicity or a big paycheck. If I wanted to be a celebrity, it would be very easy, but I value different things.
I'm proud of the movies I've worked on and if I weren't in them, I'd probably love them, but the second I see myself on-screen I kind of get a sick feeling in my stomach. You are your own worst critic, and I guess I just can't watch myself objecttively. Whenever I'm at my premieres, I want to run out of the theatre once I come on-screen.
I love to cook. When I'm away I miss my pots and pans and my spices. I take a lot of pride in the spices that I pick out ... crazy, random, specific spices from all over the world that I buy in Little Tokyo and markets in LA.
There's a line between being an artist and (being a celebrity). Whether you're a famous photographer or artist, or you're an actor or director, it's no longer about your job it's about being a celebrity ... and somehow that's your job ... and I hate that idea.
I want to produce my own films – it's important for women to make the creative decisions. So I produced my next film, And Soon the Darkness; I did a lot of writing and the budgets – the whole gig. I thoroughly enjoyed it and want to do more.
I don't believe in God any more than I believe in the Easter bunny. I grew up in a very strict Catholic environment. I didn't have an epiphany; it was a gradual process that took a lot of fighting and questioning and reading and research. My parents were upset; they didn't like that I asked questions – but that only propelled me to ask more. I explained that I don't need an external, omnipotent being with an eternal concept of punishment out there to tell me right from wrong.
I'm not the kind of person to just sit back and lose something I worked hard on, so, naturally, I've taken steps to be further involved in a process when most actors aren't. They go home at the end of the day, and I instead am going over dailies.
I'm looking to find good stories, not big commercial pieces of work.
I could be pigeonholed so fast–it can happen so quickly, and I'm trying to keep a constant strategy to always be moving and be a little unpredictable in that sense.
I love fast cars, loud guns and classic rock 'n' roll, but I'd never do any of it in flats. I love me a nice, big uncomfortable pair of heels and some big hair! Maybe it's a Southern thing, but I love dressing up. It's everything I cannot to leave the house in a goddamn prom dress every day.
My private life is very important to me, and as it becomes increasingly obvious how little respect a lot of celebrities have for their own personal lives, my private life grows even more valuable to me.
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