Sometimes I think they should set up an asylum for people like that... a whole slew of paparazzi defending their positions.

I wish I were stronger in areas. Not so consumed or distracted.

If 'American Beauty' came out today, it wouldn't make nearly as much money.

That character called 'Robin Wright' in the movie called 'The Congress' has nothing to do with me... I've never felt that way about life choices, career, etc.

Sean's movies are provocative and challenging without being slick.

Even the busboys at the restaurants have a script to give you. Everybody is in the business.

I could not understand why Meryl Streep, for example, is allowed to work while pregnant and I'm not.

If there's nothing for me to do as an actress, then that's frustrating. I'd rather go work at a menial labour job, where I can actually get my hands dirty.

The older you get, of course, the knowingness of the truth - the ownership of knowing - is louder.

I think the inception of my interest in arts was when I was around 9 or 10 and I started dancing. I was really convinced that I was going to go to New York and be onstage in 'A Chorus Line.'

I enjoy classic Led Zeppelin.

I can't imagine going back to long hair. Cutting it was the greatest thing I ever did.

I have Spanx on. Always! I have to wear them all the time!

I'm not up there with Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts. I don't sell tickets. I've known that for a long time.

I always loved to dance and move. I probably should have been a mime or something like that.

Most of my memories of Texas are of mosquitoes, watermelons, crickets, and my brother teasing me.

It's just never been in my nature to go out there and go on a red carpet to say, 'Oh, publicize me!'

I can't imagine having long hair anymore; it's weird.

If you're the head of a business, there's a protocol that people have to follow.

I used to ask Sean questions about acting. He's a brilliant actor, but I could never digest his information. I work primarily on an intuitive level.

My favorite designers are Levi Strauss and Fruit of the Loom.

I've been told I've done a lot of flop movies. And I think, 'Wow, I've never considered them flops!' I've loved every character I played.

Now that my kids are out of the house, I'm finally able to get to the classics I never read: Emily Bronte, Dylan Thomas, Joseph Heller's 'Catch-22.' It's endless. They're all in this gigantic pile next to my bed.

I grew up very fast as a young girl, but I grew slowly into my womanhood.

Hollywood is a suction for your confidence or your faith or your togetherness. Just walking on the street you can feel it.

I never used to want rehearsals, because I was like, 'Oh, no. I'm more spontaneous. I'm a natural. I'm a one-take person.' But that was because I didn't have any training. I was going off instinct.

With 'House of Cards,' you really get the heart and the meat of drama - and it's a thriller!

You're never going to be able to delve into the character traits of a Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton.

I'd rather do 'She's So Lovely' that John Cassavetes wrote versus doing 'Batman.'

We really enjoy entertaining our children with characters. We'll act out all of The Wizard of Oz together.

If you're happy, if you're feeling good, then nothing else matters.

I like movies that make you think.

I have such a little face.

My son graduated high school and went to Haiti to work for his dad's organization and then extended his stay. It's incredible what he's doing.

Everyone has the answers.

I think I've always been waiting for things to happen.

You couldn't pay me enough money to go back to being 20. So many tears; what a nightmare it was. It's much better being older.

I want to be perfect. I don't want to fail. And you always fail.

The seasoned woman is going to offer a more seasoned character.

I have a house here in California and come back every month and a half to see my kids. And they come to New York.

I've always been a T-shirt, Levi's, leather jacket, and combat boots kind of girl.

People buy box sets, and they sit for a whole weekend with a computer on their lap in bed, and they watch two seasons back-to-back of a show. They are invested in the person within that arc or the dynamics of those people - the relationships - and it doesn't matter to them if they're watching it on an iPhone or a cinema screen.

Would I marry again? No. But never say never. Why marry? It's a beautiful fortress, but I don't need it.

Learning what you don't want is how you know what you do want.

Maybe I'm a control freak.

I would have made a lousy stripper. I'm just not very comfortable exposing myself.

You have to do the work in your marriage, but it has to be laid on a strong foundation of love.

Oh my God, Zumba is the greatest invention ever for women. I like to exercise, though I do nothing consistently because I get bored and impatient. With Zumba, you're dancing, you're moving your hips. So much fun.

My mother liked to buy houses, fix them up, and turn them over. We'd live somewhere for a few months and then move to another house, sometimes just two blocks away.