My role 14 years ago in Richard III - that was the first time I played a bad guy and learned a lot about it - they have all the fun!
I had some things I had to fix. It took me 14 years to do it. But it was never really fun back in the day to work with directors who were a lot older and were like authoritarian and talking to you like that.
Years ago I realized that maybe I made mistake, politically, when I turned a lot of that stuff down. I would go off to obscure places and make movies that six people went to see.
If the work is going well and it's something that has value with some meaning to it, it gives back a lot.
I like doing them and they're ridiculous and the actors can improvise a lot, and they don't have to be really realistic characters that hit a very specific tone as in a feature film. They're really fun, I want to make more of them definitely.
It's the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world.
My appearance has changed a lot over the years, but it has far more to do with how I feel about being a woman.
I never had to learn English, French and German because I was brought up as all three languages. I had a private French teacher before I even went to school. That helped a lot.
I've worked for 27 years nonstop in theater and films. That's a lot of work.
In the first years after the systemic transition, our screens showed American entertainment that had not been available before, or had been available only sporadically.
What I try to keep in mind is that there are going to be a lot of articles that are going to be misrepresentative of what I'm about as a person and as a writer.
I started at 5 years old in the kitchen table with my family supporting me. I know where I'm from and I know exactly where I'm going.
I learned a lot last year about the current difficulties in independent film making. Money is promised one minute and gone the next. I was bitterly disappointed about Scheherazade. It was one of the best scripts I have ever read.
By going to the movies, and because of other things, too, going to college, making a wide variety of friends, moving around traveling, I became a lot more open-minded than the heritage I was born into might have suggested.
People were saying that David Geffen and I had gotten married and it just blew me away. Not that they thought I was gay, but that they thought I could land a guy that hot.
You promised to take care of me and not to turn your back on me. How is it possible that you never wrote to me even once and you never came back to see me? Do you think that it is fun for me to spend months, even years, without any news, without any hope!
Women should stop going for the bad guys, stop looking so far when the good ones are right there.
President Bush says he needs a month off to unwind. Unwind? When the hell does this guy wind?
A lot of people like to do certain things, but they're not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.
I did that dance single as a one-off. It was a fun song - I really wanted to do it. But I have no idea what direction I am going in.
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.
All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough.
I know the only reason that I haven't gotten many good parts is because I am Latin - and they tell it to my face a lot of times.
And I love kick boxing. It's a lot of fun. It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head.
On her son Rene: Oh my God, when he's 20 years old what's going to happen to me? I'm gonna marry him.