I think I would be very sad if I wasn't able to have a baby.

I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It's important not to focus on yourself too much.

I think when you're in a relationship where you really care for the other person, when they achieve their dreams it's better than when you do yourself.

Every day there is a compromise. Living with somebody requires a lot of understanding. But I love being married. I really love it.

I love working with people who are inspired and obsessive.

I'm trying to find a man to share my life with, but it's not been easy. I'm a 35-year-old woman with two small children.

If I were a strategically minded person, I think I would have a far different career.

You don't have to be naked to be sexy.

I don't mind being naked.

I have a different approach. I don't file lawsuits because I really don't care.

I'll put it out there: I love getting hugs.

I auditioned for the role of an angel in the Nativity play at school. I didn't get it. I auditioned for Mary; didn't get it. So I made up the character of the sheep who sat next to Baby Jesus.

Salary stories are intrusive. Do you ask your neighbour what they earn for their job?

I never wore glasses except when I had to read a teleprompter at an awards show or drive, so I didn't notice much. I could exist in my head. It was kind of my escape from the world and my protection.

My parents thought it was nice to develop my imagination, but they never seriously thought that anything would ever come of it. They said that I couldn't be an actress because I would be taller than all my leading men, so I thought I would be a writer instead.

I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter.

You've just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn't help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it's easy to say and harder to do.

I think actors are getting so much more power these days, but I'm not. I stay very much away from the decisions, the way in which things are orchestrated, what's been changed. I just try to stay completely in the role as the actor and as the character.

Having your work be the basis of fame, that's a far more stable feeling.

I'd like to be wise. You have to go through a lot to get there, but I'm willing to go through a lot.

It was very natural for me to want to disappear into dark theater, I am really very shy. That is something that people never seem to fully grasp because, when you are an actor, you are meant to be an exhibitionist.

I wouldn't want to be married to me, but luckily Tom Cruise does.

I don't really celebrate fame because I get enough attention.

Not to be too detailed, but I've had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and I've had fertility treatments. I've done all the stuff you can possibly do to try get pregnant.

You're not anyone in America unless you're on TV.

I find standing and posing for photos very awkward.

I have a little bit of a belly, a tiny bit of pooch. It's the one thing I don't want to lose. I just like having some softness. If I lose that, then Tom might leave me.

The loss of a child is the most terrifying place for me to go.

Once I start putting all my little insecurities in my mind, I'm not actually acting. Then it's about me - and it should never be about me. It should be about the character.

It's very easy to fall in love when things are great, but the way to really fall in love is when things aren't great.

I always wanted to get married with just candles! I think candlelight is the most beautiful light there is and there's something very spiritual about it.

Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous.

I think having my life be as private and quiet as possible is a way in which then I can go and play characters.

I'm a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister. I'm a real person operating in the world. For me to discuss the most private thing feels wrong. It feels like I'm betraying myself and my children.

You can ask me pretty much anything. There'll be things I'll go, 'That feels a little too personal.' But most things I don't have a fear of being asked about.

I just want to be nominated; beggars can't be choosers.

Part of the reason of being an actor is you like playing other people's lives and exploring all the psychologies in that and the emotions.

Since I have fair skin, I have to stay out of the sun. I can't stand the sun. I dyed my hair red for a while during the 1990s but I'm actually a natural blonde.

Cinema is a director's medium, so you're saying, "What do you want?" Being an actor is about adapting - physically and emotionally. If that means you have to look great for it and they can make you look great, then thank you. And if you have to have everything washed away, then I'm willing to do that too.

I would rather be tough on myself than have other people be tough on me.

I think at some stage, I would love to have another child. I would love to settle into a relationship that was really important to me. I actually am not good at the balance at that.

I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said 'Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.'

It's a very brave thing to fall in love. You have to be willing to trust somebody else with your whole being, and that's very difficult, really difficult and very brave.

I don't believe in having body doubles for a film.

My choices in films are spontaneous.

I never knew I'd be in a musical, let alone win an award for one.

I would describe myself as emotional and highly strung. If something upsets me, it really upsets me. If something makes me angry, I get really angry. But it's all very upfront. I can't hide it. I'm also loyal and I hope I'm fun.

I like the privacy of my life and I protect it quite vigilantly.

I got married really fast and really young.