There's a kind of intensity that she has, and a real focus, ... I can glean from her personality that she's going to have a very long career and is going to be a very centered person. You just look at her and go, wow, this kid has really got it together, and it's just so nice to see.
I think I'm drawn to films more as a director with a directorial mind even as an actor. I make movies to make the films, not to act.
I had a prodigious life, living in a grown-up world when I was a child. But I think my abilities were about perceptiveness, and they were about examining psychology and examining people and relationships.
Privacy. Someday, in the future, people will look back and remember how beautiful it once was.
I've gone through phases of just forgiving your parents for not being as young as they used to be or not being able to do the things they could do before, and I think this film is about forgiveness. It has a real fondness and a real bitterness as well towards family members.
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
Part of me longs to do a job where there's not a gray area. Jodie Fo
I like to nap. I do like to sleep. Sometimes I sleep in between takes. Jodie Fo
Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.
In the end, winning is sleeping better.
When I go into the stores, I pet the saddles. Until security comes and takes me away.
I think there is something to being curious about your choices, but not wanting to kind of pierce the bubble of them, because it takes away from the act of discovering.
I like dramas. I've always liked dramas. And I'm a pretty light person. I don't consider myself a very dramatic person. But I do like doing that onscreen.
I had to take my makeup off at work every night. I wasn't allowed to do it at home because my mom said that when your work day is done, you're done with work.
Every movie that I've had to really knock down the door for has been an enormous success for me. Not just like a financial success but a real personal success.
I'm an atheist. But I absolutely love religions and the rituals. Even though I don't believe in God. We celebrate pretty much every religion in our family with the kids. They love it, and when they say, 'Are we Jewish?' or 'Are we Catholic?' I say, 'Well, I'm not, but you can choose when you're 18.
Just to set the record straight, a salary for a given on-screen performance does not include the right to invade anyoneâ€™s privacy, to destroy someoneâ€™s sense of self.
There's absolutely no sort of acknowledgment or reward for this - except for the intangible of my kids growing up to be wonderful people.
I don't like it when reviews aren't about the movie. When they're about how much money somebody made, or who they're sleeping with, or if they got the job via some connection, or about how Fox is putting X amount of dollars into it.
I was a literature major in college and that was my thing, books.
I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn't have deep relationships with kids my own age.
because she's one of the few female figures in contemporary film to not only have successfully navigated a childhood performing in the movie business, but has consistently selected progressive roles for women in film.
The movies I made when I was 14 or 15, I have a hard time looking at those. Those were the awkward years. I don't know if anybody can look at something they did when they were 14 and not wince.
As time goes on, I will play characters who get older: I don't want to be some Botoxed weirdo.
I saw leaving college as an opportunity to do something different with my life. I always thought that becoming an academic was going to be my path.
You have to make a big effort to try to have a life, and that's important to you only if you spent your entire childhood not having one,
That was heartbreaking, to have that fall apart, two weeks before shooting,
I don't have a burning desire to act, strangely enough. I don't know that if I hadn't been an actor as a young person, I don't know that I ever would have chosen this because it's not really my personality.
People are always surprised when I say that I'm an atheist.
I'd prefer not to act in the film I'm directing. I think, though, as an actor, you do learn how to turn things on and off quickly and kind of compartmentalize. You learn to accommodate the camera and the other actors, to notice where the boom is and where you mark is, and be able to repeat something