I have things I say over and over again, for sure, but I've never wanted to make an album or really go on the road. I don't want any traction. I just want to be able to express myself and to feel love.

Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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A lot of people think that I'm one of the women from 'Broad City' - and I'm just not.

There's so much interference, so much static and people's voices talking about what you do and why you do it that I've learned to be like, 'No, no.' It's actually simple. I just do this.

You are not waiting for your life to start. It's going on right now.

I was a teenager in '95, so I didn't dress like a woman then. I was really small. I remember wishing I wasn't wearing Gap Kids.

It's important to say that it's not just men that can be man-children. Women can be grown-up women and still have the playfulness of people who are younger.

Don't think twice. If it's a character that you feel compelled to play and story that you feel needs to be told, don't think twice.

I think, in general, finding the right time to have a baby is pretty scary.

It makes a lot of sense to me that I would be a cartoon. I feel like a cartoon as a person. I really, really do.

Back at high school, there was this quarterback who asks me out. He's never paid attention to me before, but now we're on this date, going to see the 'Sixth Sense.' And right before the climax, he leans in - and I'm so excited, because I think we're going to French-kiss - and then he tells me the twist. He completely ruins the movie for me.

I grew up idolizing Madeline Kahn and Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett, Ruth Gordon, Rosalind Russell, Amy Irving, women who were stylish and real actresses who did real work and could not be replaced with anyone else. You cannot cast anyone else in Madeline Kahn's roles.

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?

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

I think, from a really early age, I just wanted to be an actress. And I ended up doing comedy because it was the thing that kind of, like, came out of my nature the most easily. But, I've always wanted to do as many different kinds of performances - whatever I could.

You don't realize it until you go out and take a look, but there are so many ways in which sexism is just allowed in our culture, not just in the entertainment industry. It's just allowed to be there, and that's not acceptable anymore. And I think it's really important to be very vocal.