I waited my whole life to be a woman, so now my clothes are fairly tight.

Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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I never noticed my voice. I did become aware as a little kid at camp that I liked doing accents. We'd do plays and skits, and I realized I loved speaking in voices that weren't my own.

You're always putting yourself into your work. There's no separation; it's just how you use yourself and transform.

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

It was so quick for me on 'SNL.' It's not something I consider to be, like, one of the big spaces in my career.

'Saturday Night Live' will always be this amazing, powerful behemoth, but it's also not the only thing happening in comedy anymore.

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.

I don't always feel comfortable being outwardly aggressive.

I couldn't wait to be an adult woman, and I'm glad I felt that way as a kid because, when I grew up, I realised I live in a world where the female form is really disrespected, and society is often trying to wrestle the female form into a shape that looks more like a young boy.

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.

I love waking up in the morning. It makes me feel really excited.

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 hope that the restaurant I go to will have buffalo chicken fingers. I hope that one day I can work with Matt Damon. I have big and little dreams, and they're all equally important to me. A life without buffalo chicken fingers, I don't know if I would want that life. Even if it meant I got to work with Matt Damon. Everything has its worth.

I would go so far as to say I would not have the life that I have right now if it wasn't for Gabe Liedman. He is the first person I met in my adulthood that I felt was truly delighted by me and understood me and also was curious about me.

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.