On pursuing acting: “I thought I was going to be a doctor for a long time, or a teacher for a minute, or a fireman. I’m one of the most untalented people. Literally, acting is the only thing I can do — and I don’t know if I really know how to do that.”
On growing up a tomboy in Louisville, Kentucky: “I was having this conversation with a friend who grew up in California, and I was like, ‘You never had any woods, you never dug a hole, or saw a snake, or climbed a tree? She was like, ‘Well, I had the beach,’ and I said, ‘But where did you fall out of trees? Where did you build your forts?’”
On being bullied at school: “I changed schools a lot when I was in elementary school because some girls were mean. They were less mean in middle school, because I was doing all right, although this one girl gave me invitations to hand out to her birthday party that I wasn’t invited to. But that was fine, I just hocked a loogie on them and threw them in the trash can. Don’t worry about the bitches — that could be a good motto, because you come across people like that throughout your life.”
On getting along with men: “I grew up with brothers so I normally talk to guys like boys talk to boys. Guys are guys, but British ones talk differently. American guys feel the need to exude so much confidence and British guys tend to do the slumping shoulders and almost stammering kind of attitude, which is a lot more likeable than the ‘I can do everything’ American thing.”
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