In life, there is always that special person who shapes who you are, who helps to determine the person you become.
John Hughes had such a huge impact on filmmaking.
I've been called the Women's Auxiliary of the Brat Pack.
People feel like they grew up with me.
When you say you're 40, you can't call yourself an ingenue any more.
And to be honest, most actors are incredibly solipsistic.
I don't really believe in regret. I think you can always learn from the past, but I wouldn't want a different life.
You can't be 16 forever.
I just did in my early twenties what most did when they were teenagers, being free and exploring and making mistakes, but I did it in France. I did it privately.
I like to say, jazz music is kind of like my musical equivalent of comfort food. You know, it's always where I go back to when I just want to feel sort of grounded.
Whatever it is that gives you that confidence will vary from person to person, but I do believe that it is the key to succeeding at anything in life - career, relationships, anything.
I wish I had been more prepared, both for success and for failure, when I was younger.
Originally I considered myself a singer.
I didn't have parents who were, you know, racing to get a reality television show, you know? Or looking to benefit in some way from their daughter's fame.
I do regret, as I described in my book, the time that I shaved off half of my eyebrows thinking that I could draw them in better - and they would grow back anyway.
I used to sing with my father's jazz band and then when I was ten years old a musician friend of his suggested that I try out for the first west coast production of Annie.
You never know when you read a script how it's going to turn out because so much depends on the collaboration between people. If I'd been in some of the movies I turned down, maybe they wouldn't have been a success.
I felt all the things that other teenagers felt. I was insecure in lots of ways, over-confident in others. I was very emotional. Excitable.
I have a very independent spirit.
I just needed to leave Hollywood.