I have worked with some of the meanest people in the world. You can't do anything to intimidate me.
I think that I've always been attracted to characters who are positive and come from a very innocent place. I think there's a lot of room for discovery in these characters and that's something I always have fun playing.
(on keeping herself grounded) I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.
(on working at Hooters before she became famous) Well, I'd spent a lot of time doing theater and hanging around in tights and leotards. I wasn't overly shy, so I couldn't imagine there'd be much difference - a little pair of shorts, a little top. (But) there was a big difference!
(in 2009 about filming two movies with Meryl Streep) What can I say? That she wanted to work with me again... gave me a huge faith in myself, a real sense of validity. I still geek out on her at the most inappropriate moments. I still gush, but that's part of my stage fright. She set an example. There was no hand-holding, no condescending. What else could give you more confidence and more reason to do your best?
(on being a role model for young girls) It's a honor. Little bit of pressure. I don't worry about it too much, though, because I think I'm pretty well-behaved.
(about meeting her very young Enchanted fans who think she's really a princess) I'll introduce myself as Amy, and I'll be very kind to them, of course. I would have loved to meet Julie Andrews when I was a kid, and I'm sure she would have been lovely, and that's my intention now, as well.
I am completely open to dying my hair from a role. If you look closely, my Enchanted character Giselle had blonde hair for a second. I am happy that Disney agreed with me that I looked much better as a redhead. When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde!
(about her role in Enchanted) I was a real dork in high school, singing up and down the hallways, so all I can say is that I was well-studied!
(On her favorite Disney princess) I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl.
(On what she thinks she is best known for) It depends on who you ask. A lot of people say Catch Me If You Can, but then there are diehard Buffy fans, where nothing exists except my guest spot on Buffy.
(On family): I'm one of seven kids. That'll keep your ego in check.
(On her character in "Junebug"): I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled. But what if she sees the truth about her life, understands it all and ultimately makes the choice that this is what she wants? Is she goofy? Yes. But she could ultimately be the most intelligent person in the movie.
I didn't get into acting to have a moment, I got into it because of people who've inspired me, like Judi Dench, Holly Hunter, and Jodie Foster.
There's a lot of movies I like. I like a lot of classic movies. I like Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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