Acting, to me, is about the incredible adventure of examining the landscape of human heart and soul. That's basically what we do.
It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies, and all we see are yards and driveways.
The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me.
Bunny boiler is now part of our language, and I'm proud of that.
I had a great time on The Shield. From working on it I have a totally different view of law enforcement.
There's something about a catharsis that is very important.
I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they're trying to play, so all this temperament comes out.
With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed, it's not a question about temperament or ego; it's a question about getting it right. If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's usually because they just don't suffer fools.
There are a lot of big spec houses now all across Connecticut, a lot of ostentatious showing of wealth.
Diva has a negative connotation.
Good roles are hard to find no matter what age.
I don't like public venues. I never know what to wear.
I don't think the tabloids find me very interesting.
I think there are certain actors that have that kind of energy about them, that taking over a room energy.
Ismail Merchant was just the most seductive, passionate, outrageous, driven, genius of a man.
You have to love the characters you play, even if no one else does.
I knew the term Stepford Wife, and I knew what that meant. I never read the book, and I think before I started filming I watched the movie. I thought it was very dated.
I've been sacrificing my life for my work for 30 years, and now I want it the other way around. I want to find work that fits into my life and that would be based here.
As an actor, I go where the good writing is. That's the bottom line.
Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor.