I didn’t like fairy tales when I was younger. I found a lot of fairy tales scary. They really didn’t sit well with me.
A smoky eye and nice hair are not going to make my night any easier.
It changes you a little bit every time you either break someone’s heart or get your heart broken.
I’m most comfortable in my birthday suit.
It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.
We all get stuck. We all lose ourselves a little bit in a fantasy or in our jobs and forget how we feel about other things. It’s really important to check yourself, to spend some time alone.
There are definitely reasons to do certain things, but I like to stick to good director, good actor, good script.
I’m not really into clubbing, I like to go to parties after events, and those do end up at clubs or bars. But in my free time I go grocery shopping or to the gym, or I talk on the phone.
I went to art school when I was little. I took ballet lessons. I played a little kick ball. I was sort of into everything because I had too much energy and I didn’t know where to put it. When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it.
I have written some songs, but I would really call what I’ve done poetry at the end of the day, because I’ll sit with my guitar for hours and hours on end for, like, a week and then I won’t touch it for a month. I also just have no confidence. And you know what? I don’t have time, because I’d rather be doing other things, like knitting.
Making people laugh is magic. I feel like if you have humility, then you can do anything in comedy.
Intimacy is a wonderful thing. It’s frustrating that growing up I thought it was wrong. It isn’t. Exploring your sexuality is important when you’re growing up.
Marriage, at this point in my life? I’m not interested in it. Yet. Maybe later when I’m 35 or 40.
Hollywood is just like high school. The popular people only like the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren’t nice – or they’re nice, but only to your face, not elsewhere.
Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can’t portray when you’re acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. When you hear a song and you’re acting it’s incredible. But when you’re singing a song and you’re acting it’s even more incredible.
I did theatre when I was nine, I think. Nine and ten, and that was just the beginning of my whole involvement in acting, my whole interest. I don’t really remember it that well. But it was really fun. I mean, it was exciting just to be on stage in front of an audience. It gives you a different kind of rush.
Singing was my first love and I never even considered it after I started acting, but now I’m bringing it back into my life. I trained from the ages of 11 to 17. When I moved to New York and got into serious acting, I just kind of abandoned the whole singing thing. But when I grew up in Pennsylvania I went to voice lessons once a week.
I have jeans with holes in them and I have nice jeans. I have casual and I have dressy jeans. I’ve got all kinds.
I’ve auditioned for roles that involved voice, but I don’t like it. I feel like, I can’t do this in front of you. It seems so separate – I don’t share it with a lot of people. And I’m not into public performances.
You don’t have to listen to those mean girls. They’re just there to make you upset and make you feel bad about yourself. And you know, inside, they feel bad about themselves too. But they don’t wanna admit it to anybody.
It’s really easy to avoid the tabloids. You just live your life and don’t hang out with famous people who are in the tabloids. Don’t do anything controversial and be a normal person. Have friends. And get a job and keep working.
I have a dirty mouth sometimes, and I’m very liberal, and that doesn’t always go down well in the film industry – especially when you’ve got to appeal to mums and daughters.
I was naturally skinny and had braces, so I wasn’t a cute model.
I’m not a beautiful prom-girl type.
Well, it’s very easy for me to gain weight, but even though I tried not eating for a week when I was really young, I couldn’t do it any longer because I liked my food too much.
Anxiety, it just stops your life.
I would love to live in Paris and speak French. That would make me feel glamorous!
I have realized that I hate going to the premieres of the movies that I’m in. Because I feel this tension after the movie is over that everyone feels obligated to say something nice to you. It’s so unnatural and uncomfortable.
It was a big deal to me to play characters and feel things and connect to somebody in a fake world.
I mean, why am I considered an ‘it girl?’ Because I’m in a lot of movies right now or am on the covers of magazines? I just hope there is something solid behind that. Because here’s the thing with ‘it girl’ status. It’s great and amazing that anybody is saying that at all. But how long does that last?
I would like to establish myself. I don’t want to just have a moment.
I have only really gotten by with playing versions of myself as most young actors do.
I think I’m past the age of getting lost.
Being professional is just really clearly the way to go and helps you on the road to longevity.
A film set is really delicate and people treat you very very well if you’re an actor because they want you to be as comfortable as possible for you to do your work, but it really is just one in a team of many and usually 150 people.
Well, if you’re suspecting your lover is having an affair, it’s definitely devastating. It’s really a terrible, terrible feeling because you have no control.
I don’t think it’s really possible to share someone in most cases.
When you start using test audiences, it becomes more scientific than it is about the work itself, and that’s boring.
I don’t want to be in magazines everyday, because I don’t want people to get used to one thing.
I remember I had a fight with my friend when I touched a boy for the first time and I didn’t tell her. She got mad with me, not because I didn’t tell her but because I’d done it in the first place.
I make hats. I’m on a hat frenzy. I’m on my eighth and I love it.
Actors are separated all the time.
You learn very quickly what people are so enamored with, and it’s not necessarily me.
Oh yeah, I think about kids all the time. I feel like the next person I commit to, that’s going to be the guy who I’m going to have kids with. That’s in my crazy female brain. So that’s why I’m like, ‘I can’t commit.’
I found a lot of fairy tales scary. They really didn’t sit well with me.
I went to art school when I was little.
When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it. But then, of course, that didn’t work out.
My focus is to not focus too much on one genre.
I like to keep people guessing.
I happen to be really a romantic.
My dad, he is such a soft man. Even if he has these opinions about my boyfriends, he will be the sweetest guy. He will make you feel like you’re fascinating and awesome, even if he doesn’t like you that much.
If you can’t pronounce a word correctly, just don’t use it.
I don’t dye my hair and I can go without makeup.
Waxing my legs is pretty much the only thing I have to maintain.
Maybe I should drive a hybrid. I do have a shirt that says, ‘Go Green.’
I have to feel good on the inside to look glamorous.
I get unreasonably nervous before talk shows.
I’m pretty sure I would never do a full frontal in a movie – for personal reasons, I wouldn’t really want to show that.
I think the era of the diva actress is coming to an end.
The funny thing is, the girls that I’m always up against for roles are pretty nice and cool, like Emma Watson. She’s awesome.
It’s just like my dream to shoot things with no consequences.
I just can’t wait for the future.
I’m good with getting older because I feel like, one day, I know I will love myself.
I guess I would ideally want to be 20 physically, but 40 mentally.
I just like to do covers, every once in a while. If someone pays me to go into the studio, I’ll do it.
No matter what’s happening in my life, I can always get lost in the romances of my characters.
I went to four different proms in high school. I was addicted to the whole ballroom thing.
I love acting like I’m in love. It’s a very positive thing.
When you’re young, it’s hard not to get together with your costar.
For the first time in my life I’m really happy to be unattached because I realise there is so much responsibility to having a partner.
My sister keeps me grounded.
I’m trouble, but in a good way.
When you’re playing somebody who’s going through a lot – frustration and hardship – you’re just purging all your emotions, and it feels really good to do that.
I talk like I know what I’m saying, but I don’t.
I don’t want to become a brand and I certainly don’t want to have a persona.
I love my apartment in New York.
I don’t like to play characters that are too perfect.
Perfect is boring.
People are made up of flaws.
I sacrificed six years in L.A. I did my job out here. I made contacts and did the work I had to do.
When taxidermy is done well it’s an amazing piece of art.
I love animals and they’re very easy to look after when they’re dead.
I suffer from anxiety attacks a lot.
Hollywood is just like high school: The popular people love the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren’t nice. Or they are nice, but only to your face, not elsewhere.
I always wanted to make people feel something.
I just don’t like my face.
You’ve just got to be comfortable with yourself.
I never saw myself going to college. Even when I was looking at different schools, I was like, this really isn’t right.
Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can’t portray when you’re acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel.
I have belly fat like everybody else, and I don’t want to be airbrushed on the cover of a magazine.