"People assume actresses are afraid to get older; the truth is the roles get a whole lot more compelling once you’re too old to play dumb."
“So as long as I’m a working actor, I can improve. I want to work with people that frighten me and excite me, and characters that I don’t believe I’m the best person for the part but I’m still gonna try anyway. Those are my favorite roles.”
"Early in your career, you feel like there is a formula, a path you have to take. You have to do this movie because this person directed it and you have to be associated with these people. In some ways, I have thrown that out. I decided I should go after the roles I like, that I am inspired by and then if I am having a good time, chances are that people will like watching you."
"The dream is to keep surprising yourself, never mind the audience."
"It’s something that I think I’m going to have to fight against for most of my career, for people to take me seriously as an actor as opposed to a good-looking guy. It’s not what I want to be known as."
“I have and abstract mind. It doesn’t fit everywhere, but it fits in the world of performing.”