We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles: a liberated woman, a teenager, a vamp.
The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman.
I was raised by an actress, and I watched all those women turn 60 and ask, Shouldn't get face work? My mother and Anne Bancroft said, We're not going to fall into that.
Irreversible is not glamorous at all. I try to do different things because I want to grow as an actress and I like to take risks.
I cannot absorb living in a world where I have an Oscar for best actress and Denzel doesn't have one for best actor.
There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century.
I wanted to start with a very small role, to get my feet wet. I'm sure I'm not as good or as experienced as other actresses, but everybody has to start somewhere.
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
I made a commitment to myself; that I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to do films that make a difference. It has to move people.
Everybody smokes! Models, actresses, everyone! Don't they realize that it's gross? I understand it's an addiction, but it still pains me to see my friends do it.
A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold nigh.
I never wondered whether I should be a stage actress or a movie actress.
All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.
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.
It's all make believe, isn't it?
If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
My first girlfriend in high school, I had a girlfriend in grade school, but my first girlfriend in high school was Mare Winningham, very fine actress.
Who said nights were for sleep?
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
Personality is the most important thing to an actress's success.
I love to do the things the censors won't pass.
If you're an actress or a musician, everyone thinks you're hot.
I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
I like to extend myself as an actress and David really helped me.