(On having her ears pierced in 2006 for her Oscars earrings) "A couple of months before the ceremony, I went to pick out the jewelry I'd be wearing on the night. I picked out the diamond cuff and the hair clip, and then they showed me the most gorgeous pair of earrings I'd ever seen. It wasn't until I came to try them on that I realized they'd forgotten I didn't have pierced ears. They could see how much I loved them, and how disappointed I was that I couldn't wear them, so they said that, if I really wanted to, they could pierce my ears for me there and then. That would give them enough time to heal before the ceremony, and I could then wear the earrings. And I really did want to wear those earrings, so I said 'OK', and they pierced my ears for me before I left the boutique. It felt a bit odd to have them done, although I did have them pierced for a couple of weeks a few years back for a movie I was in, but it was worth it because I knew it meant I'd be wearing those fabulous earrings to the ceremony."
(on "Alias" (2001) co-star Carl Lumbly.) We looked him up on IMDb, and we just cracked up - his resumé goes on and on. He was even on "Cagney & Lacey" (1982).
(on being recognized) I never get recognized! I'll be with my husband (actor Scott Foley from "Felicity" (1998)) and people will think I'm his manager, and they'll start giving me their business cards.
(on winning a Golden Globe) My husband was as flabbergasted as I was. I think he almost flew out of his skin, he was so surprised and excited. He is just the most supportive and proud friend. My family is just beyond out-of-control excited.
Two of my mom's most oft-repeated mom-isms are: "Happiness is your own responsibility" and "Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning." Both are true.
(quoted in Playboy, 4/02) There's something so interesting about the combination of vulnerability and being completely in control at the same time. Women should run everything - it's about time.
I think that baseball games are like soap operas. If you watch five in a row, you know enough to get hooked.
Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you've lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren't too bad, what more do you need?
(opn winning a Golden Globe) My husband was as flabbergasted as I was. I think he almost flew out of his skin, he was so surprised and excited. He is just the most supportive and proud friend. My family is just beyond out-of-control excited.
To become a classical ballerina, you have to move to New York when you're 12 or 11 and that becomes your life. I just wanted to be good in my company in Charleston and I wanted it to always be part of my life.
I was a ballet dancer and that kind of bled into musical theater. I was constantly in rehearsal for one thing or another.
I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square. I was broke, but I was happy.
I knew we were going to marry someday, but I was absolutely surprised when he actually proposed. And surprised he had bought a ring. I ran around the yard screaming.
Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there's going to be a flip side to it.
I'm still really close with everyone at home and their parents - and their brothers and sisters. I was so, so, so lucky to grow up as part of a community and I don't take that for granted. I try very hard to stay part of it.
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