I love… anything in black and white. Just put it on the TV, I’ll watch.
I really don’t like to do back-to-back movies. I concentrate on things at home. My family and school life are important to me. I try to do one movie a year.
In order to satirize adequately, I think you need to bring people down to Earth and be like, ‘Yeah, these people drink coffee and have tummy troubles and they go to the bathroom like anybody else, and they all have relationship problems, if they even have relationships.’
Right now I’m just thinking about school and trying to get those grades and keep them up! In case I become a Norma Desmond when I grow up, I can have something to fall back on!
There are songs where no matter how much you know you shouldn’t – like the Ying Yang Twins’ ‘Shake’ – I’ll be in a dress, and I’ll krump to it. It’s horrible!
My family and school life are important to me.
First, I was a fact checker for Zagat and then I was an editorial assistant for HarperCollins publishing house.
I don’t let it bother me too much if someone doesn’t like me. I just figure there’s no accounting for taste. It’s not me, it’s my acting. It’s like if someone doesn’t like someone’s food, they just don’t like my acting.
It was more like having unwanted attention as a child – if you’d walk around, people would recognize you, and it would be in a weird, almost making-fun-type manner.
Kids are brought into show business because they are cute and see truth and they’re very bright. But there’s a sense of doing it because you want the adults to be approving of you. You want to make them happy.
I didn’t want to go down any scarier path of low self-esteem than I was already on the track for. So during my second year of college I was like, ‘I’m over it! I have to go see what this other thing called life is about!’
There were a lot of signs being thrown at me, a lot of angels I was meeting, inspiring me to get back into show business.
People have good and bad days.
I only surround myself with people who are intellectually stimulating.
A lot of movies treat kids like idiots.
Show business got really tainted for me.
I had no idea of the size of my bank account as a teen, and I didn’t care to know. That was my mom’s job, I figured that I would just find out when I turned 18. If you can’t trust your mom, then who can you trust?
Keep in mind that there are computers, that do touch things up. Like when I got a hold of the poster for ‘Gold Diggers,’ I said: ‘Hey, wait a minute! Those aren’t my teeth!’
When moms and dads put their kids in acting class, good luck. Because you’re just filling them with stuff they don’t need yet.
But here’s the thing: I had this great job, and I would still feel terribly depressed. I would just be like, ‘This isn’t the sweet spot. I thought this would be it, and I don’t feel happy.’
I’m interested in current affairs and social policy as a whole, but I don’t watch politics for sport.
Kissing Macaulay Culkin was like kissing a brother. It was really no big deal.
When I graduated from college I thought I was over with show business and was pursuing other things.
I guess it’s nice to know I still resonate in people’s minds.
I pray every night. I just talk to God and I can go to sleep. I don’t worry anymore.
Even on the worst days I am without a doubt still happier doing this than I am doing anything else. On acting.
You can ask any set decorator on any set where I’ve had to be in an office, I always kind of claim it – I put Post-its everywhere, and I kind of make it look lived-in.
It was easy for me to leave acting for school, because I wasn’t really in it as an adolescent for fulfilling reasons.
I watched ‘My Girl’ as an adult pretty recently, and it’s a good movie.
Supposedly I haven’t changed.
From the very start of all of this, my mom has read the scripts first. And if she liked something, she let me read it. She told our agent what kinds of parts that we would want.
Kids are truthful by nature.
People look to you to replace a part in their lives that they can’t get back. You can’t get the past back, you can’t do it. We’ve all tried.
Whenever people are excited about ‘My Girl’, I always think if I met the kids from ‘The Neverending Story.’ I would probably be the same way.
We’re at this place where we’re pushing the next stylistic envelope.
Growing up it was the exception because I was maybe the only one in my school or my circle of friends that had that experience. But now that I know more people in the industry, I am realizing this happens to almost everybody.
I’m a total nerd.
When you’re a child, no matter if you’re doing show business or sports or school or anything, you just want to make the adults happy.
Yeah, there was a six-year period where I was pretty much done with show business. During college and then for about two years after college.
I was an international studies major.
Some people are really good at their jobs, some people are really bad.
I don’t have a Twitter account.