I don't turn my nose up at anything. If it's a great part, it's a great part. I'd love to do a box-office hit.

You must always watch when David Lynch makes anything.

Anybody you make a movie with when you're 12 and they're 14, you're going to know them your whole life.

The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour.

Unfortunately, overall, movies are a conglomerate. People buy and sell people in this business, which can get really ugly.

As an actor, you're not kind of thinking about your own work or watching the movie for the first time.

I love being in my 40s.

All I can start with is what moves me and feels like a great challenge as an actor and I think is saying something unusual or irreverent or human - honest in some way.

I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star. I've never really been marketed by the big studios to do mass market box office films.

I got picked for very unique and independent filmmaking experiences with auteurs. And I'm so lucky.

Sadly, half of marriages end in divorce. Half of my girl friends and male friends have been through one, and their kids are doing great. There's no shame around it - unless you want to project that on to yourself - but certainly there's no longer cultural shame. Everyone is walking through it.

Meditation is a practice that is considered mainstream: The NFL uses it, the NBA uses it, heart patients use it. It's very easy to consider yourself a meditator and not be too alternative-minded.

When you become a parent, you really care that you get that right, and you care about nothing else.

There are artists or filmmakers or cinematographers who have had long careers who, maybe to reinvent themselves or just to stay in a secure place, layer it on or ham it up, if I can use that expression, or make grand choices that don't feel as authentic as what they did to make us fall in love with them in the first place.

I think my mom exposed me to the concept of using your voice for anything you care about.

I feel so lucky to have a mom who is not only an extraordinary actor but someone who is game enough to not worry about our relationship versus what we play in movies or television.

I love Clint Eastwood, and I wish to work with him again. He's completely irreverent about everything, including his own beautiful work.

I've got the sort of personality that requires me to find some sort of release, and for me, it's performing.

Diet is weird. It's elusive. I just try to listen to my body.

It would be great to make a movie that had the style of a great '30's film.

I have a very wonderfully, bizarrely amazing relationship with my mother in that we've been through a myriad of emotions because we've acted together and played all these different kinds of mother-daughters.

My dad taught me to never be pigeonholed; to really allow yourself to reinvent characters as they reinvent you; to be bold and to be willing to play seemingly unlikeable people.

What a cool job to be part of - whether it's doing lighting or acting or serving food on set. You're part of telling a story that hopefully has an essential component, and that's super exciting to me.

When you're first reading the script and thinking about playing the part, it's slightly daunting. It's easy to question, 'Is an audience going to like me? And is that my job?'

It's a strange world, as David Lynch would say.

I'm a natural blonde. I was a towhead as a kid, and then it got ashier when I was 18.

David Lynch is like that - every sound, every detail to the end of making the film, he never gives up. It has to be perfect.

There's something so accessible about heroes who have faults.

Irvin Kershner, no matter what anyone says, has done some great work. 'Eyes of Laura Mars' is an incredible movie.

I was raised Catholic, and my grandmother taught me to stay. As a teenager, I thought if you went on a date, you should stay for a couple of years. I didn't realize that if he wasn't your cup of tea, you got to leave.

The bad news is, I have worked less than I have liked. The good news is, I can look back on my body of work and feel truly proud of the work I have done.

Decision-making is very scary for me.

Any journey of a creative person has, you know, really unusual challenges and years where you don't work and years where you work.

I was raised by two actors in a moment in time - the Seventies - when there was no judgment of characters, no heroes and bad guys.

I tend to always love material with flawed protagonists and morally ambiguous people.

I worked with HBO on 'Recount,' and we had a wonderful experience together. I'm such a fan of HBO and how much flexibility they give in character as well as schedule.

I'm moved by people who see the world differently than others. People who see the world with a longing for its poetry often can be broken people.

My mother opened a bank account for me when I made $60 on my first day of work as an extra. She's that kind of mother.

Starting my career as a kid, I was doing what jobs I got.

I was raised in the '70s, and I've worked with people I love, and I've been on sets with my parents, with people who run a set and require of actors a sense of liberty and freedom and exploration and failure into brave achievement.

Every role is a new form of surrender.

It's one thing to have forced time off as an actor, and another thing when you actually say, 'I don't want to read anything, and I don't want to talk to anybody.'

It's really fun to act like a bimbo. But it's fun to act like a bimbo only when people know that you really aren't one.

Stay true to your own voice, and don't worry about needing to be liked or what anybody else thinks. Keep your eyes on your own paper.

I don't think you have to be in these serious, heavy, independent little movies to be an actor. Some of the most interesting acting I've seen is on cable television.

People now tell me it's a good thing I stayed away from teen films. Well, it wasn't my choice. I wasn't hired.

I wanted to go to Jupiter. That was my plan from day one, and David Lynch gave me the ticket.

In American culture we are supposed to take a pill when we're depressed or in grief as opposed to actually feeling.

Sometimes my family got me in the door. Somebody would say, 'Bruce Dern's daughter - sure I'd like to meet her.' It was a point of interest. But after five minutes of talking about my father, I still had to read for the part.