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Gina Gershon Quotes
Gina Gershon Quotes
"lot of my friends are struggling musicians. Being a struggling actor, it's just frustrating because you're not allowed to do what you want to do." "Actresses are nightmares. I don't hang out with any of them. That's a problem with my profession. I try not to be like an actress." "All I wanted to do was play Conrad Birdie; I really wanted to be like the Elvis Presley guy, and they ended up giving me the lead, Rosie." "All my roles are different parts of my personality. Hannah is the caretaker part of me, the psychologist in Prague Duet... is the part of me that's always analyzing, Guinevere's Billie is the artistic side." "All of a sudden I started singing again and I was really into it. Then doing Prey for Rock & Roll was a way for me to start playing guitar again. Although I've never played electric guitar because I wanted to be a country singer." "Being the control freak that I am, I want to know everything beforehand. At this point I'm just going along for the ride." "Bound I was a lesbian. Showgirls I was bisexual. This is my second bisexual." "Clearly I don't want to do a reality show. So I said I'd want to do a kind of video documentary where the audience isn't going to see my personal life, not going to see fights backstage and we're not going to see anyone being humiliated. I'm not into that." "Drag queens come up to me on the street and can show me the dance moves. RuPaul knew my lipstick color. I was flattered." "Feeding is a very important ritual for me. I don't trust people who don't like to eat." "For everyone I've ever lived with, it's like the big joke: who's going to come home today? I'm like a split personality. My face changes, my voice changes, my personality changes. If I'm talking about Boston or New York, you'll notice my voice change. It's bad; I have no personality!" "Girls' school-I couldn't deal with that. I was so boy crazy at the time that the idea of not having any boys around was really depressing." "I always find people who are unique very attractive." "I blink like a lizard - I don't close my eyes all the way. Does that make me cold-blooded or just dry-eyed?" "I could never go out like this in LA. I'd be way too self-conscious. I have to wear glasses all the time. I'm super-sensitive to wind or strong light." "I did Showgirls and Bound at the same time and she kind of was a whatever. She kind of would sleep with anything. She wasn't really a sexual person in a way. She was just a power person." "I did the cover of Cigar Aficionado, so I'm supposed to talk about loving cigars. I've smoked them a couple of times. My father used to smoke cigars. I love the idea and the concept, and I love the smell of cigars." "I don't aspire to be a bimbo, but I do think that porno girls are the next supermodels. I mean, where else is there to go?" "I don't have any blonde friends." "I don't really know clubs in LA so much. I go to places and I can't remember where I'm going. Just someone will drag me somewhere." "I feel like I still am struggling in a lot of different ways. I still have to fight for certain things. Certain jobs. At least I'm working and I'm thankful for that." "I got into music in a couple different ways. I always liked music and a lot of my family members are involved in music. So to get into my brother's room with his groovy friends, I learned how to play Stairway to Heaven." "I got to work with Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer. It was me and these great actors!" "I have more male energy in me." "I just met Eddie Izzard the other day; I realized he's probably the perfect guy for me. He's a straight guy but he's a lesbian. He's an action transvestite." "I learned a lot about critics, not to really take them too seriously about movies." "I like blowing instruments and fingering them. Actually, I love playing the Jew's harp, which you do both to. There are a lot of musicians in my family - composers, musicians, managers." "I like to eat so much. I'm actually a pretty good cook. But I cook mainly breakfast. At night I never get around to it, though I'd like to. I make excellent eggs in the morning." "I love cats. I have a lot of cat tales, ha ha, so to speak. A lot of my cats come to me. They show up at my house. I'm kind of a cat lady that way." "I love documentaries and I've never actually been so involved in the editing. We didn't really have a director because we decided to do it ourselves. It was just me, the editor and Seth. I really actually love putting things together and putting music to it." "I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it's a really good gift, I love receiving it, like jewels, small islands." "I make too much money for sleaze work. I don't think that many sleazy people have that much money, or it must be really good sleaze if they do." "I sang in one band called Fellow Johnson when I was 15. They needed a singer so I did a couple clubs with them. I was more into musical theatre, dance troupes and stuff. So I really put aside the music for awhile but people who wanted to do a record with me kept coming to me and I kept saying no." "I saw Dennis Rodman on TV last night threatening to get into the game. That could be a new trend, getting all these stars from athletes to movie people doing pornos. Wouldn't that be so genius? In a way though it might actually ruin the whole porn industry." "I talked to three other bands and a lot of individual people. In my head I always thought if I went on tour then I would put together different friends of mine in kind of a select band. But when you only have two weeks, dealing with people's schedules is so crazy." "I think all my characters are vulnerable even if they have a toughness on the outside of them. The tougher they are, the more vulnerable they are." "I think I'm not very judgmental." "I think I've already crossed a line that I couldn't get back to. The same way I'll never be a farmer. Sometimes I think I could be happy living this ultra-simple life digging up potatoes. But I've been polluted, so that I just can't enjoy that." "I think people stop themselves from doing the things they want to do. I just think you never know how long you're going to be around so you might as well do the things that are intriguing. Nobody really cares anyway so you have to do what makes you happy." "I think smart is sexy. I like smart people. People that are comfortable with themselves I think is very sexy. My cat is really sexy." "I think the original Matrix was really incredible. It was so original and it did so many innovative things with film. It was a much bigger film. Bound was just a smaller film. It was kind of like an old noir film." "I used to hitchhike every day to the beach. I was a Valley Girl surfer chick. I actually never learned how to surf, but I went out with some surfers before I started falling in love with gay men." "I usually just have one cat. It is difficult, but I have my one cat that he'll travel with me if it's appropriate, if I'm not going overseas." "I wanted it to be more like a home movie that I'm letting people watch. But there were definitely moments when I was like, Ok the camera is going away now." "I wanted to get back into theater. Usually you go into a film and know exactly what you're going to do before you enter that two or three month period, but TV's different." "I was just thinking that I want to go somewhere special for the holidays this year. I'm really dying to go to Morocco, or maybe to Taos for skiing. But I just bought a loft in Tribeca, so maybe I'll be decorating over the holidays instead." "I was obsessed with Elvis Presley when I was little." "I was the youngest, and my brother and sister really didn't want anything to do with me. All I wanted to do was hang out with them. So I had my little Spanish village, I acted out a lot, I'd make up plays and all those things. Without realizing I was doing it, I was entertaining myself." "I would love to do a big studio movie, just because they're going to put the money into distributing it. A lot of times you do these little movies, you love them and they never get seen by anyone." "I'm also really proud of being the new Catwoman on the new WB Batman. That's really fun." "I'm finding how easy it is to tap into phones, to find people's Social Security numbers, to break into computers. If I can do it, anyone can do it." "I'm involved in Project ALS which is trying to get money for stem cell research. That's one I've been pretty involved with because if you can cure that, you can cure so many other diseases." "I'm lazy. I like to travel, live my life, and do a little movie here and there." "I'm like a walking ad for Apple computers." "I'm not a huge fan of rules and regulations. I like that she hacks into computers, bugs houses, and videotapes people. She does everything you're not really supposed to. It's traditionally a guy's part and that appealed to me, but I still want her to be girly." "I'm one of those people who don't watch TV much. If I do, it's Nightline or videos." "I'm toxic." "I've been partying pretty hard. They should really consider renaming New York Binge City. It destroys me, but I have fun. Hopefully I'm getting to that point where I burn out and get ready to work again. I'll be pretty busy for like the next nine months so I'm squeezing all this in now while I can." "I've seen it too many times in Hollywood. Talking about a relationship in public can jinx it. And if you have your picture taken together, you might as well start packing your bags." "Ida and Pearl, the two Jewish broads from Cheyenne, that's how they were known. One of my first memories of my grandmother is of her trying to teach me how to play poker when I couldn't even see the table. I'd dress up and try to go gambling with the old ladies, and for some reason they'd let me in." "If you don't trust the person, there's a problem." "If you recall that was the blizzard weekend at Sundance and, I'm sorry, there was fresh powder up to my waist. I hear Guinevere was really good, but I chose to ski." "Imagine, finding out that your family is nothing like what they claim to be? It's a very intense story about love winning over racism. I really love the project." "In any profession, there's a sleazy side and an honorable side." "It's amazing that I did as well as I did in school. But my father really insisted on good grades, so that was like the one thing I really had to do." "LA felt icky. Whenever I wrap a film, I tend to stay in New York and eat a lot and have fun and stay out all night." "Lately, I've been a little sad that I'm not a gay man." "My best attribute is knowing when not to answer stupid questions." "My father was a real jock, and when you're little, I think you kind of subconsciously pick up on what your parents want." "My favorite part of a roller-coaster ride is when you're going up and you're slightly scared and really excited. You don't know what's coming next but you know it's going to be good. You can't handle it, go on the carousel." "My first professional job was in a spirit role. My sister charged 50 cents a head, and now that I think about it, she ripped me off; she only paid me a nickel! I'll have to speak with her about that." "My mother told me she thought I was a very good actress because she believed the plumbing part. I'm clueless about plumbing. I can barely plug a light into a wall. I'm not proud of this, but I can pick locks now. I'm better at that stuff." "One day after the next I was madly in love with some boy. I like having those feelings; they're fun; awful and fun." "People seem to get weirdly obsessed with my mouth." "Size counts. That's all." "So many of my favorite movies have guys in them like Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift and Robert Mitchum, and girls don't get parts like they did." "Struggling at anything that you want to be doing is hard." "That was the thing about Beverly High, they had this fantastic drama department. I could take voice lessons, I could take musical comedy, I could take straight drama. It's like a minicollege; it's an amazing school." "The critics tend to forget their own answers after a while." "The women in my family were really amazing." "The worst thing that can happen is that you can completely humiliate yourself then you can just move to another country." "This is the first time in a couple of years I don't know what I'm doing next, which is very exciting, but a little nerve-wracking!" "What's the animal that always changes color? A chameleon. I feel kind of like that. Because if they're nervous or scared or they don't trust someone, they have a different sort of camouflage. But as soon as they warm up to someone, they reveal their true colors." "When Bound was released, Boys don't Cry wasn't out yet. Therefore it was very taboo to play a lesbian. I loved the part, because girls never get to play the typical guy parts." "When I look back at the documentary I couldn't have cast a better group of guys because they all have such great personalities and they're so cute. Actually everyone from my assistant to my tour manager to Cleo my cat was perfectly cast." "When I meet talented directors I get really giggly to the point of it being really ridiculous so that's how I knew I respected them." "When I use dreams it's for a character, it's to try and figure out what someone is thinking. When I'm playing music it's my music, so it's already my subconscious mind. It's already what I'm thinking, I'm not playing a character, I was lucky just to sleep let alone dream." "When I was in college I had this real obsession with Barbie dolls, but I would mutilate them. Cut off all their arms and then put them in a ziplock bag filled with blue water. Or in another bag I'd stick all their heads in with yellow water. After I chopped them up, I'd staple the bags to my wall." "You don't quite know how drunk you are until all of a sudden you're on the floor." "You see such a crossover now and in some ways TV has more power than films, even." "I'm not a lesbian, but my girlfriend is."