I’m a big fan of gallows humor. When my aunt passed away, she was in a coma for a day before my cousins pulled the plug. And the amount of joking and base humor that went on that day around her bed was so insane. It’s crazy how people talk when something horrible is happening.
Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she’s beautiful but don’t have anything to talk about, it’s going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person.
Someone with a figure like Jennifer Aniston has a trainer, a cook spinning out some version of the latest diet, and probably a stop at the tanning salon.
I think getting drunk is the key to flying comfortably. A couple of bloody marys or several glasses of champagne, and suddenly it’s like you’re on a roller coaster.
I love getting dressed up and having someone do my make-up and feeling pretty.
When I make a change, like when I found out I had high cholesterol, I just changed my lifestyle.
I do know that I think children should be vaccinated because that affects the health of all the other children.
The thing I noticed about Jack was when we did a reading of the script, just to warm up.
As an actor, my main focus is finding good writing and attacking a good role.
I try to be really hippie about things. I’m uptight in all the ways that are really important, but the things my husband and family can benefit from my uptightness, I’m completely lacking.
I don’t clean, I don’t make the bed. I spend my salary. I worry a lot. I just don’t worry about socks on the floor.
If there were some recipe that would make all of our children really sane and civic-minded and hugely intelligent, I think we’d probably all do it. But I don’t know that there is a recipe for creating that.
He can’t even be at a casual read and not be creating the whole thing in his mind. I remember feeling very awed about how much he still seems to be so in love with it, and so dedicated to making everything really real and really spontaneous.
There’s a very small group of elite actresses who are my age, who people want to work with. It’s not easy to get a good job with good actors.
I don’t know if those things work, where you do, like, this crash diet or crash starvation. It’s just not something I’ve ever been into.
I think you have to be in an insane stratosphere in terms of fame in order to get offered really well-written scripts. Amanda Peet is definitely not in that group.
When you’re an actor, you can be hindered by your own narcissism.
I’m technologically an imbecile. But I do use the camera phone!
Whenever I was with Kevin Pollak, I had to leave the room.
Well, my mom is single and we’ve both been single at the same time over the last ten years, so I really related to the bond between my character and Diane’s.
I think when you’re a bigger star you get many good scripts sent to you, and you have to choose which one you’re going to gravitate toward, but I just try to gravitate toward the best-written one that’s been thrown my way after a lot of girls have passed on it.
I usually try on at least 20 pairs of jeans before I find something that looks good on me. And even then, I have a trustworthy friend tell me if my butt looks big!
If I had to give up cheese or chocolate, I’d give up chocolate in a heartbeat.
There aren’t many roles that are interesting if you’re a 40-year-old woman, unless you’re Julia Roberts or Cate Blanchett.
If you take ‘Cheers’ and ‘Seinfeld’ and watch the early shows, they’re kind of awkward. It took a while for the writers and everything to gel.
I think once I was in high school – I had boyfriends and stuff like that, but I think when I was younger, I went through a period where I looked like a boy, and people thought I was a boy.
I would do a musical, but I can’t sing.
I’d love to work with Joan Cusack again – I’m obsessed with Joan Cusack.
I think children should be vaccinated because that affects the health of all the other children.
I have a fairly realistic idea about what my gifts and limitations are.
My writing philosophy is throwing spaghetti against the wall. That’s how I take pictures, too. If I take 100, surely one will be good.
I’m interested in people who are very close to the people who commit crimes.
I like playwriting because it’s rooted in a single location with actors standing talking to each other.
In a romantic comedy, it’s usually a good idea to have people who can’t stand the fact that they are attracted to each other.
Being an actor is really, really hard, no matter how you slice it.
If you think about it, there aren’t that many women who are in their 40s, who are Jewish and funny and stage-worthy.
Since I got a really bad review when I was, like, 28 in ‘The New York Times,’ I don’t read reviews anymore.
I see a lot of homes that are supercool, and everything is very tasteful, but it’s not warm. I’m really scared of rooms that look too serious.
I’d like to be someone on ‘Games of Thrones.’