I really liked playing a vampire. Their hunger is insatiable. Even when they eat someone, it's never enough.
We shot 'Party Girl' on film, and I remember being told, 'We need to get this in two takes because we don't have a lot of film in the mag right now!'
I had dreams of conehead aliens when I was little. Before 'Saturday Night Live' did it. And then they came out with them, and I went on to be a glorified extra in the movie. When everyone else was laughing, I was scared.
With 'Dazed and Confused,' I got the high school experience I didn't get to have.
What's the difference between a personality disorder and a personality? You know? That's what I wanna know!
I kind of grew up in the indie world, and now that sort of writing and material is on television.
I have a twin brother, so I was around guys like a sister. It was comfortable to me.
I feel like there's such a responsibility, when you make a film, to enlighten people, to make them think, to make them laugh, or even just to be entertaining.
It's always the girl comedy and the guy comedy. It bums me out. You'd think there'd be a progression, from James L. Brooks and Nora Ephron into more subtle humor and behavior and psychology. All these interesting things people can learn about themselves by watching talented writers comment intelligently on someone else's emotional life.
I'm the character actor in Hollywood movies, the girl who has to be annoying so the guy can go to the other girl.
The sound of a golf game is very different than the sound of a football game.
I love playing a woman suffering, thinking about the choices that she's made and obviously wanting more. It's classic.
My aunt in Texas, when she did the hazing things, they had girls swallow oysters. They'd wrap an oyster in dental floss, swallow them, and then pull them back up.
Chris Guest has his own form. It's a way of working that is really intense, and you can commit a lot, and you focus a lot. You get to bring a lot. You get to bring things maybe you haven't seen before. You're asked to care a great deal for these people who you're playing and create heart and empathy.
My grandmother is this amazingly theatrical woman. She acted like a movie star, as far as looks and attitude, kind of like Susan Hayward.
It's really fun to see a movie that you've heard about that's really good.
Being in a Woody Allen film. I cherish it.
I thought I'd have a career playing women in the vein of Ruth Gordon, and we've seen that type almost disappear.
I like trying different foods. I've done vegetarian stuff, and I've gone through meat phases, and then I do no bread, and then I eat bread. I'm really all over the place in the way a lot of actors are.
I sang in 'Waiting for Guffman,' and I sang in 'A Mighty Wind.' I can carry a tune, but I don't like that Broadway singing.