I'm trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff, but it's been difficult finding the right roles. It's been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned.
I'm a very determined businesswoman... I've got lots of things to do, and I don't have time to be classified as difficult, and I don't have time.
Now, all the movies are for teenagers. It's very difficult for an actress to find really deep, beautiful characters to play.
Sometimes it's more difficult to exist as a female lead, especially in action movies because all those men are around you. They take so much place.
From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman. I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.
I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing, because what's fun about him is that he doesn't care about anyone else, and it's very difficult for a main character - a lead character - in a movie to not care about anybody else.
I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times.
We actors always say how difficult and physically demanding a role was. But give me a break, it's only a movie.
Very difficult to understand American audience, what they like, what they don't like. Some movie I like very much, it doesn't work. Some movie I don't like, it gets big box office. Very difficult.
I want to try and work in different genres with different types of actors, on small movies and big movies.
It's a pity that I can never really enjoy my movies because, after the mixing, your capacity as a spectator just disappears. I have to think about what I felt just before the mixing.
Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies.
I can't comment on any outside perception. I'm happy to come out and talk about movies that I've worked on in a setting like this. Otherwise, I have my own life that I live which is very different and private.
It would be great to make a movie that had the style of a great '30's film.
There's no way I'm going to put this kid in the movies, because of the rejection. It's so hard as an adult, so why set her up to feel that bad as a child?
In other words, I have no truck for anyone who goes out and does an eclectic building.
Well, you know, a lot of modern directors and their movies are influenced by the flat lighting and textbook cutting style of television.
If audiences are sort of interested in movies that are made like McDonald's hamburgers, which do have a value in the world, then we have to re-evaluate our entire career.
It's very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back.
Many of the critics today get airline tickets, hotel accommodation, bags, beautiful photographs, gifts and other expenses paid by the distributors, and then are supposed to write serious articles about the movie.
Having felt people's love and support first hand through difficult moments in my life makes me feel it's our responsibility to help one another.
My undertaking is not difficult, essentially. I should only have to be immortal to carry it out.
It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others.
All of the good movies are based on how that story was told. And you cannot do it with a bad script, that's for sure, no matter who.
Doing physical or fighting scenes in movies is really the hardest part, so wherever I could have the stunt guy do it, I'd prefer to have him do it.