I'm a total shrimp, which makes me look younger. I'll be able to stay in that area longer, which is good, because there's more competition in your 20s. (on her slight frame)
I'm a tomboy from Nova Scotia.
It was an intense movie and the response was polarized -- which was great, because it stuck in people's minds. That film has helped me immensely. (On Hard Candy.)
It's much simpler to be tortured on camera or to be filmed losing your mind. Whereas a script that has characters who are honest, witty and genuine... is often much harder to act.
When I feel strongly about something, I'm not so quiet.
I loved that this girl was mature in some ways, and naive in other ways. Juno is different from what we normally see in films about teenagers -- but at the same time she has a lot in common with most of the people I knew in high school. There are a lot of really intelligent teenage girls and boys who are unique and don't just listen to and dress like Britney Spears, and who don't just want to fuck the hot guy.
As a girl, you're supposed to love Sleeping Beauty. I mean, who wants to love Sleeping Beauty when you can be Aladdin?
You can choose who you want to be the hero (in Hard Candy), but you'll be second-guessing yourself -- there's just no right answer. Our society is obsessed with finding good and finding evil, but I think we're all capable of anything.
The quality most important to me, in the films I make, is honesty.
For the role in An American Crime, when I played someone who was starved and tortured, I lost a lot of weight, and my body and my mind were drained. After that people told me, You really need to do a comedy. And I said I am -- I'm playing a 16-year-old who gets pregnant!
I come in at night and expect to see some transparent slut at the top of the stairs. (On her 19th century Halifax home, a former brothel)
When I was 12, I realized I was very uncomfortable having my parents on set. So I told them that, and they understood.
I don't care if people like my character. I just want them to think about the movie's message.
Judging people you don't know for things you don't understand is just really stupid.
The thing I like about acting is being able to lose yourself completely in someone else. I'm not that comfortable when I get recognized.
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