I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn.
I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way.
I don't believe in coincidence.
What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it.
Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically.
I think I am pretty much melancholic.
As an actress we don't beat one another. It's whoever's right for the part.
Oh, I'll be forgotten too, don't worry.
I try to see my films just once. it's like a dream you've been through when it's been intense, and you just have to go through it once more just to make sure you've had it.
But, you know, when I choose a film I need to believe in it and believe I can do something special with it, and after a while that means not trying to judge or analyze why I should do it. You have to follow this intuition thing, which is a mystery to me.
What makes a person sexy is when he's not trying to be sexy.
I never felt being an actor or making a movie was an easy thing to do.
For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
But I think it's a little different in Europe, because 40 is really the best age for a woman. That's when we hit our peak and become this ripe fruit.
There was probably something as a child I wanted to express, something unsaid that I needed to share.
Maybe it's because my mother divorced and my grandmother divorced, so maybe I'm frightened deep down. But then I also feel there is no real need. Why do I need to get married? To reassure me? No I don't need reassurance.
I would have loved to have met Marilyn Monroe and have dinner with her.
I think acting is about forgetting yourself in order to give the best of yourself. It's passing through you more than you're creating it. You're not the flower, but the vase which holds the flower.
But I've never felt that being an actress is being in a comfortable place. It's seen from the outside that we're being driven in big cars and having these gorgeous suites and all of that. But come on, it's not about that.
Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life.
I won't do something just for the sake of working.
I've never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn't choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them.
My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.
If you have everything, then you don't want to go on. It's the lacking that makes you search for something better.
I'm not obsessed by looks. I think you can become a prisoner of your own image.