I'm obsessed with my parents.

After I did 'Orchids,' I enrolled back in film school and did a million and a half workshops and worked with great professors and people, trying to hopefully get better.

I try to focus moment to moment on being an aware, responsible, contributive member of society. You see trash on the ground, pick it up!

I found out I was pregnant seven days after my wedding. I was on honeymoon with my family.

I'm always looking at my brother and sisters, thinking - do we look inbred, maybe? Maybe a tiny bit.

You meet your soulmate, and you're like, 'Well, this is it. This is the feeling of falling in love, and it's the most intense it can ever be.' Then you have a child, and it's like - it's huge!

When I work on a film, I always tend to relate to the crew.

While 'The Help' is in so many ways a celebration of these women's friendships and what they overcome, it's also very truthful and very painful, and it was intense for my mom to read that.

I'm really into sci-fi. I always have been. In addition to that, I've always had a tremendous fascination with the lure of the Apocalypse or Judgment Day or the Mayan calendar, etc., etc.

I would amputate my toes to work with Lars von Trier again.

I think what's exciting about playing a villain - particularly a villain who's totally unapologetic about their evil intentions - is that it's not anything remotely like what you get to do in real life. You're never allowed to be evil and not feel bad about it afterwards, let alone be evil, period.

My first time I directed a play was 'No Exit,' a play set in a subway.

Ours was a loving, nurturing household, but, at the same time, my parents' goal was to make all their children self-sufficient.

My parents would never throw the kids in first class for the flights; they'd be up front, and we'd be economy - we knew we were lucky just to be travelling.

I shouldn't have acted. I didn't exhibit any ability. I was one of the kids in the school play who was just mouthing words, and they weren't the actual words of the song. I was pretty lame!

I'm very sturdy and very proud of it.

My dad made a film called 'Willow' when he was a young filmmaker, which screened at the Cannes film festival, and people were booing afterwards.

I will never reach the success that my dad has felt.

Actors are always nervous about not only hurting each other, but maybe perhaps hitting each other's face and ending one's career.

My mom always told me one of the reasons that she was really happy in her life was that, if Dad never worked again, she was confident that she could support the family.

Using the word 'bossy' for girls can be quite harmful. What is that saying - that being focused, being assertive, being the boss has a negative attribute? And I have heard that term associated more with women than with men. 'He's so bossy' - you don't hear that. It's a very subtle thing.

I definitely managed to do different kinds of things. My focus is usually who the director is, because at the end of the day the director is the storyteller, what the movie is all about. I don't want to participate in something that I don't think is constructive storytelling.

My dad's more three-dimensional than Opie Taylor or Richie Cunningham. He even has a temper! He's a real person. But some people are disappointed by that.

Creativity is all around us, and some of the funniest, most beautiful, and touching moments happen when you least expect it.

I stepped in for Nicole Kidman in 'Dogville' when she left that film.

When I was coming of age, I remembered reading and studying the initial ideas within the feminist movement. There was this idea with my parents' generation that in order to find equality, a woman would need to behave like a man.

You have to see, kid by kid, what their needs are and what kind of parent you need to be for them.

Getting to have an opportunity to tell a story that is about mental illness and how it affects one's self and one's community was really something that really meant a lot to me.

I can only really speak for myself and what I've noticed in my kids and the people in my life, but because dinosaurs were real, and yet they seem so fantastical, is why they held such a huge fascination for me as a child. They're so different from human beings.

It's not that I'm a serious person; I'm playful and stuff like that, but I take characters very seriously and the work very seriously.

For me, breastfeeding was even more painful than giving birth. And despite a lactation consultant, I felt incompetent. I forged on, barely sleeping, always either breastfeeding or pumping and never getting the hang of it.

Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.

I'm not a strong cook. I can do the crockpot; that's about it.

As far as I'm concerned: Chris Pratt for president! He'd save us.

It's, like, sort of a dream thing for an actor when they're told to gain weight.

As far as what is the line between human and machine? That's a great question.

Getting on a popular, long-running show like 'Happy Days' is the actor's equivalent of winning the lottery.

I did a play in New York at the public theater, a Shakespeare play, and M. Night Shyamalan, who is the writer/director of 'The Village,' came and saw me in the play and asked to go to lunch afterwards.

My mum told me, 'At that moment when you know you can't do both, the marriage and the kids, choose the marriage because you're going to be spending your whole lives together, so you have to put a lot of work and attention into the relationship.'

When I started working, I just had my name be 'Bryce Dallas.'

I don't know how many roles I can ask my dad to play in my life, but so far, father, best friend, role model, mentor and grandfather to my children are working out quite well.

I created a fitness club with five friends. We have weekly check-ins and a reward system - and group penalties if one of us slacks off.

When I was grounded, I wouldn't be allowed to go on set. That's how much I loved it.

I want to be a good example for my son. That's the best way to parent - to be the example of what you want to see in them. That's definitely how my parents parented and how my grandparents parented. And it works.

Tom Hanks is fantastic - he is one of my dad's good friends, and he's very warm and funny.

Right now as an artist, what I want to do is be a part of works that are unignorable. I couldn't be less interested in how people receive it, honestly. As long as it's unignorable.

I try to go with the flow and have faith that everything is going to work out.

My friends knew I was obsessed with these 'Twilight' boys because I love a dangerous love story.

What I do is not go outside. My hobby is that I write, so if I'm not acting or being a mom, I'm writing.