I believe that whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you... stranger.
When I started to watch some of the films I'd done, I realized I was doing movies that I might not actually want to see.
From 18 to 22, I was alone, living in L.A. with a bunch of friends, partying.
I'm still a kid. I'm like six years old. But it's just a matter of wanting to get up, it's just a big journey. I felt like when I left home that I was on a journey, and I still am.
If you spend all day on horseback, and you hop off, you walk around like you still have a horse between your legs. And it affects your shoulders. They fall.
If you're just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow.
Had I listened to my agent, I'd be running around in tights, climbing buildings and stuff.
When I'm not acting, I do like to take a year off at a time, at least if I can, just in order to keep acting exciting - otherwise I get bored very quickly.
I don't have that much forward planning about what I want to do next, or in the future.
If you are just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow.
It's odd, that's why I don't like telling people I played field hockey. It's real big in Australia for guys. But I say I played in America, and everybody goes, 'Oh, you girl!'
I don't know, as long as I get to evolve and grow as an actor and as a person, that's the stuff I'm after.
I feel like I've never been in a film that people have liked before.
You know, I'm not in a hurry, and everybody else in Hollywood - particularly agents and managers - they're all in a hurry.
I've never figured out who 'Heath Ledger' is on film: 'This is what you expect when you hire me, and it will be recognizable.'
I'm just not one of those naturally funny, relaxed actors who enjoy the spotlight and are so good at it.
It can be a little distressing to have to overintellectualize yourself.
It's rare that there's a role that requires an Australian accent.
I only do this because I'm having fun. The day I stop having fun, I'll just walk away.
I don't feel like I have anything to lose, so I don't really understand what I'm putting at risk.
It's kind of a rule of thumb for me to self-doubt going into any kind of project. I always think that I shouldn't be doing it and I don't know how to do it and I'm going to fail and that I fooled them. I always try to find a way out.
The reason that you dance and sing is to make the audience feel like they're dancing and singing. As long as you're having fun with it and giving it 100 percent, they're gonna feel that.
There's nothing like working with your mates - it's the way it should be, as far as I'm concerned.
In a way, I was spoon-fed, if you will, a career. It was fully manufactured by a studio that believed that they could put me on their posters and turn me into their bottle of Coca-Cola, their product.
I never want to feel like I've achieved my goal. It's like Chinese farmers. They never admit that it's a good season. They feel like they'll be punished.
In order not to hold a frame with someone, you have to be intimidated by them.
If you make decisions based upon people's reactions or judgments then you make really boring choices.
I'm not good at future planning. I don't plan at all. I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow. I don't have a day planner and I don't have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.
I thought, I need to be more cautious about my choices - it reflects on who I am.
I never took an acting class, so I've made all my mistakes on film.