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Born: 1972-09-27
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs.

Tags: Admire, Affairs, Respect

I love film. After a yummy meal for the whole family and some truly great friends, we often go out to see something beautiful and unique.

Tags: Family, Great, Love

I love to cook and feed people. I cook every day.

Tags: Cook, Feed, Love

I never thought that I'd be considered to have a good body. I was bony up top and kind of dumpy on the bottom.

Tags: Body, Good, Thought

I really like where Tony Robbins says that we're all hypnotized to see beauty this one specific way, and it's true.

Tags: Beauty, Says, True

I try to avoid barbecue potato chips. They're my weakness.

Tags: Avoid, Try, Weakness

I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity, then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor.

Tags: Actor, Understand, Wanted

I wasn't the high-school play queen or anything. And my parents would let not me act until I graduated from college.

Tags: College, Parents, Until

I wouldn't say I'm a very original thinker, but if I have a good experience with something, I'll want to take it further or adapt it in some way.

Tags: Experience, Good, Original

My dad always said he couldn't remember a time when I did not want to act.

Tags: Dad, Remember, Time

My playground was the theatre. I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living. As a young girl, that's pretty seductive.

Tags: Girl, Mother, Pretty

Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it's our business.

Tags: Business, Marriage, Together

Taking care of yourself is being there for your kids, like how on a plane, they tell you to put on your oxygen mask first.

Tags: Care, Put, Yourself

The Jewish part of me is superstitious.

Tags: Jewish

The work gets more difficult as you get older. You learn more and you gather more experiences, there is deeper pain and higher highs.

Tags: Learn, Pain, Work

There have been countless times where I've worked out with my kids crawling around all over the place. You just make it work.

Tags: Kids, Place, Work

There's something that sort of weirds me out about actors who want to be rock stars, and the other way around too.

Tags: Rock, Stars

We feel it's unacceptable to be fat, when it has nothing to do with who the person actually is.

Tags: Actually, Fat

What I've learned is I want to enjoy my life, and food is a big part of it.

Tags: Enjoy, Food, Life

When you're so out there in the public eye, people are constantly criticizing every aspect about you.

Tags: Aspect, Eye, Public

I understand what it feels like not to like aspects of yourself. There have been times that I have felt really terrible about the way I look. I have the seed of that feeling.

Tags: Feeling, Understand, Yourself

I'm an artist, and the need to get inside myself and be creative and be other people is a part of who I am. I don't imagine I'll abandon that completely.

Tags: Artist, Creative, Inside

Even actresses that you really admire, like Reese Witherspoon, you think, 'Another romantic comedy?' You see her in something like 'Walk the Line' and think, 'God, you're so great!' And then you think, 'Why is she doing these stupid romantic comedies?' But of course, it's for money and status.

Tags: God, Great, Money
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I just had a baby. I'm not going to work unless it's something really special and meaningful, because I can't imagine missing all that time with my daughter.

Tags: Special, Time, Work

I moved to New York from California when I was 11, so initially I was seen as the California person for a while. I didn't feel like I was popular, but I did feel confident.

Tags: Popular, Seen, While

I put on the fat suit and went outside and walked around. I was really nervous about being found out, but nobody would even make eye contact with me. It really upset me.

Tags: Fat, Found, Put

I sort of look at some peers of mine and I think, 'No, you've got it all wrong!' I just want to tell them all to have babies and be happy and not get sucked into that Hollywood thing.

Tags: Happy, Tell, Wrong

I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation defending America because no matter what the political agenda, it's still a fantastic, amazing place.

Tags: Amazing, Good, Political

I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring and it's not about the wedding. It's a grave thing, getting married. And it's easy to get swept up in the wrong things.

Tags: Friends, Remember, Wedding

I was having such a hard time when I made Sylvia. I gave everything I had for that role. It's one or two or three things I'm most proud of in terms of my work. But it was very dark.

Tags: Hard, Time, Work

I've had a very interesting career. I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people and travel and learn languages - things most people don't get the opportunity to do.

Tags: Amazing, Travel, Work

If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish.

Tags: Living, Reason, Strange

It changed me more than anything else. You don't want to get to that place where you're the adult and you're palpably in the next generation. And, this shoved me into that.

Tags: Else, Next, Place

Luckily, my children love broccoli, and although we sometimes enter into UN-like negotiations about how many 'trees' they need to eat before they can partake of ice cream, it is a vegetable that they tend to embrace.

Tags: Children, Love, Sometimes

Women were real box office stars in the '40s, more so than men. People loved to see women's films. I think it was better then, except for the studio system.

Tags: Men, Real, Women

Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.

Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Skin

I am who I am. I can't pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.

Tags: Makes, Somebody, Year

I love being. There's so much wisdom in it. You wake up in the morning and you think, Hey, isn't it great just being?

Tags: Great, Love, Morning

The older I get, the more open-minded I get, the less judgmental I get.

Tags: Judgmental, Less, Older

My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn't seem to add up to very much.

Tags: Death, Family, Life

Sometimes when things you love get really commercial, you end up feeling betrayed by it.

Tags: End, Feeling, Love

When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat.

Tags: Garden, Heart, Pass

I have a very highly developed sense of denial.

Tags: Denial, Highly, Sense

I'm hard on myself, so I'm working on shifting perspective toward self-acceptance, with all my flaws and weaknesses.

Tags: Hard, Toward, Working

I'm not sure how healthy bacon is in general, but I know it's incredibly delicious.

Tags: General, Healthy, Sure

My life is good because I am not passive about it. I invest in what is real. Like real people, to do real things, for the real me.

Tags: Good, Life, Real

We've got a wood-burning pizza oven in the garden - a luxury, I know, but it's one of the best investments I've ever made.

Tags: Best, Garden, Pizza

As I absorbed life here and understood it better, I just completely fell in love with England.

Tags: Here, Life, Love

I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring. It's a grave thing, getting married.

Tags: Friends, Remember, Try

In the theater, you go from point A to point Z, building your performance as the evening progresses. You have to relinquish that control on a film.

Tags: Control, Evening, Film

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.

Tags: Dad, Father, Rock

I do 45 minutes of cardio five days a week, because I like to eat. I also try for 45 minutes of muscular structure work, which is toning, realigning and lengthening. If I'm prepping for something or I've been eating a lot of pie, I do two hours a day, six days a week for two weeks.

Tags: Days, Try, Work

It's a waste of time for people to say things they think other people want to hear, or try and come off in a certain way. I try to be as honest as I can.

Tags: Honest, Time, Try

Beauty, to me is about being comfortable in your own skin.

Tags: Beauty, Skin

Because I was newly pregnant, I was sick as a dog, yet I knew all my lines from a year before.

Tags: Dog, Sick, Year

I don't know who decided that skinny was more appealing than not skinny. It seems arbitrary.

Tags: Decided, Seems, Skinny

I say what I think, and I stand behind what I say.

Tags: Behind, Stand

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive.

Tags: Film, Theater, Why

The simpler things are, the happier they are.

Tags: Happier, Simpler

Beauty fades! I just turned 29, so I probably don't have that many good years left in me.

Tags: Beauty, Good, Left

I see Turkey's future as being in Europe, as one of many prosperous, tolerant, democratic countries.

Tags: Democratic, Europe, Future

The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices which advocate views I find personally abhorrent, whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup.

Tags: Challenge, Political, Whether

My hero wants to belong too, but he doesn't want to give up all the things he came to value in the west.

Tags: Give, Hero, Value

At first my publisher had reservations about publishing it in the form you are familiar with.

Tags: Familiar, Publishing

I really don't want to portray the Islamists as simply evil, the way it's often done in the west.

Tags: Done, Evil, Often

I want to describe the psychological state of the people in a certain city.

Tags: City, Describe, State

The hero of the book does long to experience God. But his conception of God is very western.

Tags: Book, Experience, God

The opponents of this process have always tried to vilify westernization as a poor imitation.

Tags: Poor, Process, Tried

There's been quite a clear upswing in nationalist sentiments. Everyone is talking about it, in Turkey as well.

Tags: Everyone, Quite, Talking

The secularists in Turkey haven't underestimated religion, they just made the mistake of believing they could control it with the power of the army alone.

Tags: Alone, Power, Religion

These political movements flourish on the margins of Turkish society because of poverty and because of the people's feeling that they are not being represented.

Tags: Feeling, Political, Society

Well, on the one hand the Turks have the legitimate need to defend their national dignity - and this includes being recognized as a part of the west and Europe.

Tags: Dignity, Europe, Hand
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