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Patricia Clarkson Quotes
Patricia Clarkson Quotes
"And I have a really great agent and I know it's almost an oxymoron to say you have a smart agent. But she is and she has a beautiful aesthetic and she has guided me." "And it's not that I haven't taken a money job here and there but for the most part I have been driven by the need to work on a great script." "And now oddly I'm getting sexier parts than I've ever gotten." "And there were many parts I didn't get. I was always kind of grasping at things." "Any further recognition is great because it always brings attention to the films and I just want people to see the movies." "But I do really love watching the news and going back and forth between all the news channels. That's really just kind of the highlight of my day." "But I have had the luxury of working on good films with great people." "But no, had I been successful in my 20s I would have been just fine. But it is nice to defy the odds." "Holly Hunter has been doing great work forever." "I always try to approach character first and foremost viscerally." "I don't like a lot of rehearsing." "I have to watch the news or my day is not complete." "I just have a thing for writers. Maybe it because I'm just so not a writer." "I love writers. All of my best friends are writers." "I think I am monumentally lucky but I do have the good fortune to have these great young directors offering me parts in their scripts." "I think it kind of took being a character actor to kind of now enter into leading ladies." "I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor." "I think it's always harder in a film to convey intimacy." "I was never girlish. My sense of humor was never quite the fit. My voice was never high enough. I was never sexy in that way." "I'd say the majority of the films I go see are art films, but I sometimes like to see big-budget pictures." "I'll read a script maybe twice, but I'll think about the role more than I'll rehearse lines." "I'm obsessed. I've always needed to know what's going on but now it's a must." "I'm really a director's actor. I rely heavily on a director." "I'm still traumatized that I'm going to be on a big screen in a white bikini and naked so who knows!" "If my gravy train stops at SAG, honey, it's been a great ride." "It's maybe a little sweeter now. Maybe it's a little easier now because I have a life and I hopefully am more secure in mind and body and spirit." "It's never easy with characters in these dark and grave circumstances but that's my job." "Maybe I have a certain amount of smarts to say yes because I don't care if I'm not going to make any money because I love the part." "My major was liberal arts, but I studied a lot of theater, Fordham had an amazing theater program - really comprehensive." "New Orleans. Born and raised. I lived there until I was 19." "No, in high school I was kind of like a cheerleader. I was a Chargerette." "See, the SAG awards caught me totally by surprise." "The majority of work I do is in independent films, where you're lucky if you have five takes." "The odds are not in your favor the older you get, especially if you're a woman in this business." "Two movies with a combined budget of under a million bucks is like yahoo!" "Well did graduate summa cum laude from Fordham University." "Why are comedic parts for women the exception, not the rule?" "You're always close and you never get that big romantic lead."