It's hard to get lost in a scene, to get into a character when everyone's standing around you on the set.
I think it's best to date someone who doesn't do what you do.
The filmmaker is really important to me: it could be their first film; it's not just about their reputation, but I have to really believe in them.
A lot of people my age, they grew up with me onscreen. I think that's helped keep a certain amount of longevity. When you grow up with a person, you feel like you know them.
If I saw 'Virgin Suicides' or 'Eternal Sunshine,' I'm so proud to be in those movies. They are such great movies. I felt so free on those sets.
I'm happiest when I'm just hanging out with my friends... it really doesn't matter what we do.
You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and you're excited for the day? That's one of my main goals in life.
I attract a different kind of boy when my hair's red. I get more quality men - like a more thoughtful, nerdy dude.
I can't wait to have kids one day. I want to have kids and a farm with lots of animals on a lake.
When you spend your entire life as a child actress, being told where to go and where to stand, you're performing constantly for people. It definitely breeds the kind of person who's dependent on other people's approval.
After 'Melancholia' and 'On the Road,' I wanted to do a comedy. And I did so many comedies when I was younger, but if you're not consistently in those movies, people don't always think of you for them.
I'm very mature for my age, but I'm also innocent in a lot of ways.
I really wanted the MTV Award the most, It was a golden popcorn container and it looks really neat.
I feel like everyone directs their own career according to their taste, what they migrate to emotionally and what kind of artists they want to work with.
Boys frustrate me. I hate all their indirect messages, I hate game playing. Do you like me or don't you? Just tell me so I can get over you.
When I was younger, I always did movies that teenagers would watch, not adults. I did 'Crazy/Beautiful' or comedies like 'Bring It On.'
I was a very imaginative and theatrical child and wasn't afraid of being in front of a camera.
I try not to do scenes a certain way, because then I become conscious of it, and it dosen't come off as realistic. I try to make it so that I'm not really aware of what I'm doing.
I don't think roles help you resolve your issues. I just think they're good markers.
What actor do you really take seriously who becomes a singer? It's kind of ridiculous. I can't think of anybody.
Most people ask me questions based on a previous interview. That's not an interview. It's like they're just saying my quotes back to me.
I'm a person who likes to hang out. I would never go on a blind date. That sounds like the most uncomfortable thing on the planet earth. It's like, 'Hi. Nice to meet you. So, what kind of music do you like?' Date ended.
I've always been someone who is pretty hard on herself. But I've lightened up a lot.
I feel very lucky that I don't have to rely on a man to give me financial security. That's a big deal.
It's always nice when people appreciate your work because it means you've affected them, which is great. And so that feels good.
I've always had a process that I do before I even get to set or go to the location. I work privately, and it almost feels like therapy between me and who I'm playing. So I have this inner life that's there and it gives me a confidence, too, that when I'm playing the role I know every question.
I like people more undone than made up. Patricia Arquette is the ultimate. She's not anorexic or perfectly tan, she's not trying to be anything but what she is, and that's the most sexy thing.
I wanted to get an angel wings tatooed on my back, as a guardian thing.
People always tell me, 'Don't work so much', but I can't help it. I feel like all the things I've done are important to get to this adult stage and now I'm getting all these adult offers, so it's working.
I think the best thing about my job is that I have my life documented, which not many people get to have. They have a photo here and there and maybe some video footage from a birthday. My kids will be able to see me growing up.
I was a big Guns N' Roses fan when I was seven. My friend who lived across the street had long dark curly hair and I had long blonde hair, so I'd dress up as Axl and she'd be Slash, and we'd rock out in front of the mirror singing 'Patience.'
I just don't want to be the damsel in distress. I'll scream on the balcony, but you've got to let me do a little action here.
I don't really relate to myself as The Girl in the Magazine. Which is dangerous for me, too, sometimes, because I don't think all the time, 'Well, look to see if people are following me home.' Sometimes I'm a little bit more free than maybe I should be.
I'm always looking for that movie that feels like it's hitting me where I need it.
When you're little, you're open to things. It's not like you get into this rehearsed zone when you're a child. At first you play different sides of yourself. And I think it will be really exciting one day to have a character to go into that's not anything like me whatsoever.
I'm the kind of person who buys a new thing, wears it so much and then is totally sick of it.
I never read comics as a kid. I guess I was lazy and watched cartoons instead.
Everybody smokes! Models, actresses, everyone! Don't they realize that it's gross? I understand it's an addiction, but it still pains me to see my friends do it.
When you get older, you feel better about yourself. You're not worried what other people think about you, in general. You just get more comfortable in your skin.
I would always rather do a mediocre script with a great filmmaker than a great script with a mediocre filmmaker.
A lot of moms give their kids line reads. My mom wasn't put in that position because I always had an acting teacher helping with the feelings rather than how to say something.
I've never had a teenage rebellion; I'm not that type of person. I always work out my problems in a conscientious way.
What are you going to do if it's the end of the world? You better go out having fun instead of stressing about it.
I really want to do a film in another language. My dad's from Germany, so it'd be really cool to do a film in German. I'm not quite fluent, but I can get there. And my accent's pretty good. I wouldn't feel too out of my element.
When you have a beanpole body, everything looks cute. Like Alexa Chung. I like her style, but she's really tall and skinny, so everything looks good on her.