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You have your structure, but within it, it gets fuller and you can highlight other parts of the performance.

You express different energies at different times in your life.

I really don`t like when things are all polished and perfect - the perfect love story and the hair is perfect.

I don`t prefer much of film over stage... The only thing I prefer is the paycheck.

I don`t prefer much of film over stage. The only thing I prefer is the paycheck.

Singing really oxygenates your blood. You stretch your lungs and take in much more air into them than before. It`s really good for your health.

Not to get overly psychological about this, but it`s probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much.

A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman`s voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality.

I am really not of the school of naturalism. I like style, and you can use more style in theater than in film roles. I love to sink my teeth into a part.

I`ve just been really lucky to not be too much of a stereotype.

I grew up on musicals, and I know they are quite the thing now, but I`m actually a little indignant, because I started taking singing lessons years ago-I put the time in!

Unfortunately, very often in roles you`re only wanted to stand there and be sweet. That`s why I`m drawn back to roles in theater.

Politics itself is so unsexy, isn`t it? But when the politics in creative works are really explored - not used as a vehicle - the results can be really interesting.

All of us have read the stories about young people in Hollywood and all the challenges they have to confront there, and I think that artistically, I really didn`t understand the commercial side of the film business, so I went back to a purely artistic setting.

I was exposed to the arts, but there was no one in my family who was an artist.

With acting, it was really more of a general kind of experience of really just loving being in the theater.


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