I'm not on social media; I don't watch TV. I'm really out of it.
I had a world of people who were raising me; it was like a little village.
I started missing acting when I was in school, and I realized after being in the business after however many years that I was really interested in film.
As an actress, vanity is your enemy. If you're thinking about how you look, you're not going to give a good performance. Once I realized, 'Hmm, I guess I'm not that vain,' it's like something I wanted to protect. I can't imagine anyone could give the full dynamic performance they're capable of and still be vain.
There's a lot of improv in 'Girls'.
The amount of attention and sensitivity and education that we're getting in terms of specifically the transgender community is great, and certainly that's new to me. But it's not incredibly unfamiliar. I grew up in downtown New York in the '80s.
I just want my kids to have the space of childhood to explore themselves as fully as possible.
I made a lot of movies that people loved when I was a kid, but I didn't have any real relationship to them.
If you needed to borrow a cup of sugar, you knocked on your neighbour's door.
I think it's great anytime somebody can be in control of their own distribution.
I have a teacher friend who gets nervous when there's $200 in her account. But at least she knows that in a week, she'll get another paycheck. I have no idea.
I think anyone who behaves boorishly but without a good sense of humor is not as fun to watch.
I've been told by many people that if I had a Twitter account, I would be making five hundred thousand dollars more a year.
My mother is the sort of a person who has no boundaries and no filter. She also has a big ego, but it's a very unique one. And I grew up with lots of artists in an environment where conformity and the norm were totally not what anybody was after.
I don't revisit anything unless there's a really good occasion, like BAM screened 'This Is My Life', with Lena Dunham and Nora Ephron before she died. It also screened 'Uncle Buck', so I took my niece. I don't have a TV, so I don't happen upon old movies like you would if you had cable.
When people are struggling, that's a painful place to be in, to not know who you are and where you belong and what you desire.
I thought of myself as an adult trapped in a kid's body. Had I known what adulthood was like, I would have embraced childhood a little more.
I never set out to be an actor. Again, my mother presented this job by job to me at the time, and if it sounded fun, I would say yes and if it didn't, I would say no. I always knew, since I was 7 or 8 years old, that it was a means to an end and that I wanted to go to college.
Every scene is on the table to collaborate on, to pick apart, to try a million different ways. Usually, what ends up occurring in the end is something that no single person knew would happen or had planned for.
Too bad, whenever adults tell kids to enjoy their childhoods, kids are like, 'You don't understand anything,' and everyone is right.
I just had fun making the movies - just being on set - but I didn't really care about the acting part.