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.

Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

You don't have to be in the brightest, shiniest state of being an individual to feel like you're exceptional.

I feel nervous when the script is set in stone, and I feel nervous when I feel the script is written for mass consumption because I don't see myself that way.

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

I loved pretending to be a middle-aged Jewish woman. I just wanted to do what I saw Gilda Radner and Carol Burnett doing. But I'm not a particularly good impressionist. It was never my strong suit.

It's exciting to play someone who is a bit tougher than I am. I liked feeling those adjustments.

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.

I sometimes think my earnestness is confused for stupidity, but it shouldn't be.

I fidget and change my outfit a lot. It's really a way of keeping myself comfortable.

I think that, unfortunately, people who are maybe threatened by feminism think that it's about setting your bra on fire and being aggressive, and I think that's really wrong and really dangerous.

It takes a while to realize that just because you're a stand-up comedian and you do comedy, you're not going to be good at all comedy.

I wanted to be in New York because I wanted to be on 'SNL.' I spent a lot of time wanting to be on 'Saturday Night Live' as a kid. That's what I wanted.

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?

I think it's important to not just speak to like-minded people.

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