(on her role in My Father the Hero (1994)) There are still men who come up to me today and say, "You were really hot in that film!" I was 14, for God`s sake!
One of the most interesting things about that show ("Roswell" (1999)) for me was that because Isabel was an alien, I got to do many things, so that was creatively satisfying. I think anyone`s fear of getting involved in a show that could run for several years is that you`ll be playing only one character for that long; that can get stale for an actor, so on "Roswell" I really lucked out.
("Razor" Magazine interview) I`m grateful people think I`m beautiful or think I`m sexy, and I suppose it`s better than the alternative, but I do try to fight it a bit so it`s not all people see me as. And I`d love to one day be in a position where I could choose a role to showcase my creativity versus just my bra size.
I love changing my look. I would love, love, love to cut all my hair off into a really short, punky haircut.
My own mother told me I didn`t have a shot in hell of winning tonight. (While accepting the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Isobel `Izzie` Stevens on "Grey`s Anatomy" (2005), at The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (2007) (TV).) (16 September 2007)
(on Knocked Up (2007)) A little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days. I`m playing such a b*tch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you`re portraying women? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.
I`d like to start talking children seriously in the next year (2009), but (my husband) Josh feels more like two years, so we`ll probably do a year and a half. I`m excited about having a big family. I`m talking five or six.
(On Hollywood stereotyping) You`re the blonde. Or the cheerleader. Or the girlfriend. It would have been really easy to fall back on the blonde and the bra size and just do that for the rest of my career.
My mother says she thinks I wouldn`t have appreciated success the same way if it had come faster or more easily. Now it`s a much bigger reward.
People who know me well know that I have an opinion about pretty much everything.
If I wasn`t in this industry, I wouldn`t work out. But I have hips and a butt and everything that goes along with that, including cellulite! So I do the best I can.
I pride myself on being kind. But that`s not to say there aren`t moments when I`m a diva. Everybody has bad moments.