I got a little bit used to people stopping me in the street with 'V,' at least in America. Not that I think you ever really get used to it. It will always be a shock to be recognised for anything.

The sky above us is something we have very little control of, and the space beyond is something we don't completely understand.

I had the opportunity to wear Hearts On Fire jewelry on the red carpet and just loved the way their diamonds made me look and feel.

I'd love to do a comedic film. I'd love to do a very epic Shakespearian film.

I understand people are curious, but it doesn't matter. My personal life is my personal life.

I've had long hair, I've had short hair, and I've had in between hair... and its all good.

I would love to be a Bond girl. That is on my bucket list, definitely.

I'd like to think that every job and every step I've taken progressed more and more toward the career that I've wanted to have.

My mom never cared if I came home dirty from playing outside with my brother. If I got my dress muddy, or my jeans were ripped, or I got blood on something. But I think a lot of girls have a different experience.

I think I'm more the method acting school.

I tend to wear flats and jeans and no makeup and walk around, go to the grocery store, and do whatever I have to do.

'Gotham' was something that just popped up for me.

I think, in general, this country makes a huge deal about nudity and not a big enough deal about violence. We're allowed to cut people's heads off on shows - but not allowed to show breasts or somebody breastfeeding or whatever. I think it's a big deal in America especially. But I think to each is own.

My dad was a news editor for a Brazilian news station, and they had offices in New York and London.

You go on a million auditions anyway as an actor, and one out of a hundred, you get. It's a hard life, but you can't really think about it that way.

I grew up in the West Village and went to the New York City Lab School for junior high.

At a certain point, I think, you harden yourself to the realities of the business.

I am not that savvy, to be honest. I know what I believe in, and I try to follow people who do the same.

I'm one of those people who has a toothbrush and toothpaste with me at all times. After lunch, I'll brush my teeth in a restaurant bathroom!

Women work as much as men now, if not more. There's a resurgence of dads in the home and moms working.

When I was 7, we moved to New York because my dad's job was transferred.

I always keep a little bit of Lindt or Ghirardelli milk chocolate for when I'm stuck in traffic. And I'm a big fan of Mentos during long plane rides.

It was humbling to see how many fans there are of 'Serenity.' It's like an underground fan base.

I do think it is possible to be in love with two people at the same time.

My career has been very good to me, but really, the odds are really slim. It's a tough life, and you deal with a lot of rejection and unemployment, and if you're lucky to have a career, it's not easy. So you just want to protect your kids from the pain of rejection.

You've got to bring your A-game when you're in the same household as a military guy.

Coming from 'V' into 'Homeland' was a really big change and the best gift as an actor you can get - which is to transform so drastically from one genre to the next, from lizard to human being!

With a toddler, chilling out is hard to do.

My first role was in a Nativity play. My mom was playing Mary, and I was crying backstage, so she brought me out as Baby Jesus.

I feel like I go in on a lot of things that I want to be going in for.

The quality and sparkle of Hearts On Fire diamonds is truly unmatched, and I am really excited to represent the brand.

I love 'Modern Family;' I don't exactly watch it when it's on, but I try to catch up on it when I can; it's one of my favorite shows.

I like the idea of raising a kid in my trailer. My mother was an actress. I grew up in theater with her in Brazil. I would play with set dolls. And I loved it.

The lamest excuse that I get incessantly is, 'Oh, we're not going ethnic with that role,' so I can't go in for it, or I can't get the part, which is really stupid, because, in today's world, people look different.

My mom is an actress, but she never really pushed me into it, and it was never something I thought I would be doing. She was very happy I decided to, but she certainly doesn't offer me criticism because she knows I'd tell her to shut up! Nobody wants to hear that from their mum!

You don't know what love is until you meet your child.

I was your typical pregnant lady - pickles and watermelon.

Sci-fi fans are a different breed. They are so loyal, it's unbelievable. They've seen every sci-fi thing I've done, and then they started watching 'Homeland' because I was in it.

I feel that I have grown so much as an actor being on 'Homeland.'

I'm an avid cook. Brazilian, some Italian, a little French. And I often throw dinner parties.

It's incredibly fun as an actor to get to play different styles and different genres for completely different audiences.

For a long time, I had this constant feeling that I just wanted to look behind me. The hairs on my neck were standing up all the time, I didn't know where was safe.

Having no emotions is the most difficult, to tone it down.

Some people have strong opinions about women with short hair. They find it very masculine and severe. Others think it's soft and feminine and makes your features stand out. It can be an Audrey Hepburn kind of thing.

Inspiration is key for me in choosing characters.

My son's baby paraphernalia always ends up in my bag.

I had a very liberal family.

If you watch the news, you see politicians use human vulnerabilities to get in and earn people's trust.

I have this internal cultural struggle where there's a side of me that is very Brazilian that misses the food and culture, and a side of me that's very American that really loves the structure and predictability here.