The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
Photography was a blessing because it filled my time.
There are no explanations, there are no answers.
To work on the actual location I think is great. This thing of going to Canada and pretending you're in New York, it's terrible.
This idea of selfishness as a virtue, as opposed to generosity: That, to me, is unnatural.
For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.
Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.
We are not the originators of the story. I think it's actually the opposite when you're an actor. You're telling somebody else's story.
I never think of the future. I never imagine what comes next.
I worked on my voice for Sweet Dreams, but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy's actual singing voice. That was my way into that character.
To work with a director that has emotional commitment and passion toward the characters, and the piece, and the experiences, it only enriches your work.
I regret those times when I've chosen the dark side. I've wasted enough time not being happy.
I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.
One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals a certain something about yourself, but it doesn't reveal your own personal story.
For me, acting was always a way to explore emotions - to dip into the well and really try to reach rock bottom down there. That was the most exciting part of it. I hadn't found anything that really allowed me to do that until I came upon acting.
I never shot on sets, but if I was traveling somewhere or on location, I would always have my camera, and I'd always be - it's that kind of fly on the wall approach to photography, though. I don't engage the subject. I like to sneak around, skulk about in the dark.
I never felt like I belonged in Minnesota when I was growing up there. That's why I was out the door as soon as I turned 18.
Allow the diversity to exist. There is nothing wrong with it. Hell, we put up with the religious right-we can put up with transgendered human beings.
Sometimes parts just come along when it's the perfect time for you to do them.
Families survive, one way or another. You have a tie, a connection that exists long after death, through many lifetimes.