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Born: 1987-02-21
Profession: Actress
Nation: Canadian
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There's obviously a lot of tragedy in comedy; I really enjoy the paradox of what a really good comedy is.

Tags: Comedy, Enjoy, Good

When I feel strongly about something, I'm not so quiet.

Tags: Quiet, Strongly

When we're growing up there are all sorts of people telling us what to do when really what we need is space to work out who to be.

Tags: Growing, Space, Work

X-Men is massive, like nothing I've ever experienced. But great in its own way.

Tags: Great, Massive

But I've never been really rebellious. I've got a lot of support and I'm not pushed so hard that I feel like I'm going to burn out, which is what happens to a lot of actors in their early twenties.

Tags: Happens, Hard, Support

I love sport, I grew up playing sports, that's all I did, and it is so invigorating now that I'm supposedly adult to learn something completely new, from the bottom up.

Tags: Learn, Love, Sports

I really hope that we'll have a sustainable future on this planet, I really do. So I probably geek out mostly about learning more about how potentially we can hopefully make that happen, hopefully we're not too far lost.

Tags: Future, Hope, Learning

I think it's obvious when you're watching a movie, and there's people fighting or someone's slipping on the side of the building, that it's fake and it really removes you from it.

Tags: Fake, Fighting, Someone

I think the Smart Car is awesome. The only problem is I've been on the freeway and felt like I was going to be blown away like a Tim Hortons coffee cup, so I may have to upgrade to a Mini Cooper - something a little stronger.

Tags: Car, May, Smart

I'm kind of getting more excited about developing my own stuff, or getting involved early in projects and doing my best to make things that I care about happen.

Tags: Best, Care, Happen

I'm not good at watching stuff that I'm in at all. I should stop. I shouldn't watch something for the first time with a room full of people at Sundance. It's not a good idea.

Tags: Good, Idea, Time

I've always been drawn to stories and telling them; whether it was through being a part of theater when I was a little kid, or film, or with music, there's just been an innate desire to feel that connection.

Tags: Desire, Film, Music

Mind you, Roman Holiday - which is kind of a romantic comedy - is one of my favorite films, and I think Audrey Hepburn is absolutely phenomenal in that movie.

Tags: Comedy, Mind, Romantic

There's no big budget Canadian movie. Whatever movies are big budget in Canada come from the States. Or also have States financing. Everything's pretty small.

Tags: Movies, Pretty, Small

To be in a position, at my age, where I am financially independent, I can help develop things, I can promote stuff that I believe in, I can say no a lot and spend time writing - that is a gift.

Tags: Age, Help, Time

Yeah, people following me down the street and at the airport and all that. I can't imagine what it must be like for people who are, you know, actually famous.

Tags: Actually, Famous, Imagine

And I think it's really easy for people to point out hypocrisy in people's lives.

Tags: Easy, Lives, Point

And I've shot in Prince Edward Island winters, I mean, I've shot in some intense, intense temperatures.

Tags: Intense, Mean, Shot

As a girl, you're supposed to love Sleeping Beauty. I mean, who wants to love Sleeping Beauty when you can be Aladdin?

Tags: Beauty, Girl, Love

I always take the time to eat well and eat locally because it's common sense.

Tags: Common, Sense, Time

I didn't really play dress up when I was a kid, and I'm really T-shirt and jeans-y.

Tags: Dress, Kid

I don't really want to do the Hollywood thing. I think you ought to try to say something with your movies.

Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Try

I don't want to become unhealthily attached to what I do. I'm grateful for what I do, but I also want to be able to be OK when I'm not doing it.

Tags: Able, Become, Grateful
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I grew up playing sports, but now I feel like I can't, because if I get injured, I'll impair whatever film I'm working on.

Tags: Sports, Whatever, Working

I grew up working in Canada so everything was low budget.

Tags: Budget, Canada, Working

I hate how box-office failures are blamed on an actress, yet I don't see a box-office failure blamed on men.

Tags: Failure, Hate, Men

I have trouble sometimes watching actors - even when they do a great job - with an accent.

Tags: Great, Job, Sometimes

I love nicknames. It makes me feel loved. It makes me feel less alone in this world.

Tags: Alone, Love, Makes

I love playing roles that are physical, absolutely love. Whether it's just that kind of basic level of physicality or whether it's stunts.

Tags: Love, Playing, Whether

I think a lot of the time in films, men get roles where they create their own destiny and women are just tools, supporters for that.

Tags: Men, Time, Women

I think there's a tremendous amount of guilt that goes on between mothers and daughters, no matter how good or bad their relationships are.

Tags: Bad, Between, Good

I think, because I've been working for a while, I've been working since I was ten, I had the fortune of reading a lot, a lot of scripts.

Tags: Since, While, Working

I was maybe 10 or 11 when I saw 'Titanic.' And, yes, I was a fan. I loved it.

Tags: Loved, Maybe, Yes

I wish I was a teenager in the 1970s.

Tags: Teenager, Wish

I'd ice-skated before, because I'm Canadian and that's what you do as a kid, but I'd never, ever been on quad skates.

Tags: Canadian, Kid, Skates

I'm a huge fan of the program 'Democracy Now,' which is hosted by Amy Goodman, and I subscribe to the podcast.

Tags: Democracy, Fan, Program

I'm a huge Sissy Spacek fan.

Tags: Fan, Huge, Sissy

I'm a tomboy from Nova Scotia.

Tags: Nova, Tomboy

I'm actually just playing honest, whole young women.

Tags: Honest, Women, Young

I've become really interested in permaculture, simplifying my life and doing everything I can to develop more of a sustainable lifestyle.

Tags: Become, Interested, Life

The relationships I've had with my girl friends are so powerful and meaningful. Without them I truly don't know what I'd do.

Tags: Friends, Girl, Powerful
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