I didn’t walk around talking about doing movies but then someone saw an old movie I was in, The Safety of Objects, and realized that the little boy in it had grown up into this girl — me. And then I got a lot of, ‘She’s such a bitch!’ And yet most of these kids had never even spoken to me.
”It’s just a very familiar, necessary feeling when you read a script you want to do. I’ve gone with my gut, taken a lot of the thinking away, and been very lucky. As an artist, if you view what you do as product, you’ll never do anything true to yourself, never do anything you’re proud of. I’ve never thought, ‘My career should go in this direction.’ There’s no way to be tactical for me.”