We love rom-coms, but it's getting to where we don't identify with any of the women in them.

Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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I don't like taking physical risks at all. I take a lot of emotional risks, and I don't feel like I need to get on a bike or a horse or jump off of anything ever.

I think sometimes in comedy the characters are often sacrificed for the joke, and it's more important for it to be funny than for there to be love.

My grandfather was a lot like a white Jewish George Jefferson, and he did not enjoy my work very much.

It's not good for me to see things while they're being edited. I can be highly critical, so I try to stay away.

It looks like I'm just gonna keep getting really, really happy and sad and embarrassed and excited and disappointed for the rest of my life, so let's just do that.

I feel I have to be totally cemented in my position, all: 'You can't tell me what to do with my body', but there is another part of me that is, you know, myself: vulnerable, with lots of doubts.

I'm usually a fairly harsh critic. It depends. I tend to really not watch my work, because I just feel uncomfortable, and I can be highly critical.

I always loved to sing and was very, very loud. I wanted to be a movie star, like Judy Garland.

I don't have any horror stories of trying to start as a comedian and eating it constantly on stage.

'Obvious Child,' the short, had a nice life online and a great festival run, but the short and the feature still stand apart from everything else I've done. I play a woman who you might meet in life. My other work is much more heightened.

Women love to be asked more about their clothes than their work. We're dolls; we made a wish to become alive.

I really like to cook and have dinner parties and I like to clean, it really clears my head and it makes me feel good to keep my home as a comfortable place.

I tend to be a bit of a workaholic, but I also can't function without some sort of domesticity as well.

I've become very interested in the ways things can change even with someone you've known for many years and you've committed to for life. How drastic can you damage things in the way you speak to someone?