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Renee O' Connor Quotes
Renee O' Connor Quotes
"Actually I have to say when I'm acting, I try not to think about directing at all." "Actually, I'm personally quite ready to start a family and just continue on with other aspects of my life." "All the pictures in magazines and all of that is fun but in the end it's all about your soul and who you are and have you connected with the people." "And I think because there is an essence of me that cares about other people and what other people think then that then makes me seem very sweet and polite." "And I think right now I'm just enjoying finding something such as One Weekend a Month where I can really resonate with this woman's history and her situation." "And not to mean that I think I'm some special person, but I think we're all here for a very specific reason and once you figure out what that is then you're on the right track and we're all on the ride together." "Because I'm a mom now, as well as someone who wants to have a career, I have to really pick and choose what's going to be the best for everyone." "Because I've always been more afraid of writing than I have of doing anything visually such as directing or acting." "But it just comes down to trying to get the work out there and however the team fits together then that's the way it sort of plays into itself." "But on stage you're able to just take the character from one point to the end and it's a fluid, organic piece. It's about being completely present all the time, right there in the moment." "But on the other hand, I think as an actor, you tend to want to look at the darker parts of your psyche." "Filmmaking in general is just really where I'm putting all of my energy." "For me both episodes that I directed were so different and what I think I learned from that is each episode, as I've said before, takes on a life of its own, and you try to find what the energy is within the story that you're telling." "For me it's all about creating a goal and fulfilling it." "Granted, I do also believe in free will as well. I just think we have a path that we might be directed towards, and it's sort of up to us to find our way there." "I always thought I would be a marine biologist because I love the sea - but considering the fact that I've always loved acting and the theater, I don't think I ever gave anything else much of a chance." "I always watch the show as soon as the episode's been completed." "I believe I have a lot to learn in life, still." "I believe over the last six years now, I've been learning in between actual acting moments on the show." "I can't imagine doing this kind of work if you're not going to affect someone." "I do try to be the best person I can, but I still think that I have a long way to go." "I fell in love with Africa while I was there." "I hope that my work makes a difference because I think that's why I do it." "I know that both Lucy and I are aware that there's been a strong influx of letters from fans saying how much they love the show and that they would love for it to continue." "I love actors who are wonderful - like John Cusack and Russell Crowe, and wouldn't it be a treat to eventually direct them one day." "I mean, I like to be creative because it challenges me to try to be better than I am as a person and I hope that in some way that that makes someone else think and feel something about themselves that then has given them the opportunity to grow." "I mean, I would never have met my husband, which is why I believe I was meant to come to New Zealand." "I remember a point, when I was in California, where I almost got out of acting completely." "I think I'll always be a theater gypsy at heart." "I think it's sometimes hard for people sometimes to accept, but not to believe. And the reason that is is because people have an idea of who I am based on the characters I have played, which is mostly Gabrielle because she's the most high profile." "I think you have to have different tools for each job - you know producer is very different from a director and very different from an actor." "I wouldn't say that I'm overly religious, but I have a pretty good relationship with my spiritual being." "I'm the type of person who feels I have to prove myself first." "I've been looking at oil paintings from oriental artists lately, and the one artist who's inspired me right now is a man named Hokusai and I've had his book by my bed looking at how he interprets landscapes - mountains and water and flowers and birds." "I've grown so much as a person through playing Gabrielle, much less living in New Zealand and being with all of these people that I can't imagine my life being any different." "In film and television you have to be able to see the whole picture in a different way than you do on the stage because you shoot out of order and you're working with technology." "It's still so hard for me to believe that the show's really ending. I can't quite grasp that." "It's very hard to become an actor in film and television, you have to have such perseverance and you have to really believe that if you have any sort of talent at all, you will find work one day." "Just believe in yourself and to find spirituality that's going to carry you. Because all the rest is just fluff." "Painting is a hobby for me." "Personally, I think it's time for it to go out on a high, that's what Lucy and I both want." "We are always just trying to be strong and yet in touch with our bodies and the only way you can really do that is to believe in yourself because that's all that you have." "We just try to tell a good story hoping that everyone will remember that we're a television show, just trying to entertain." "Well to tell you the truth, over the last six years, I've hardly watched any television at all, because of the hours that I keep on the set." "Well you know, I don't really know honestly, how we're going to end the show - I mean, every episode is so organic in that each story actually takes on a life of its own." "When Xena finished I just really wanted to work with Shakespeare's material." "When you think about going back to the States you start to become more aware of the violence there and how we pollute the Earth more than the New Zealanders." "Yes, but that's the beauty of the show though - that we've left it up to everyone to decide for themselves what the relationship is." "You know I'd have to say that I think Gabrielle is probably searching for her soul mate and that she found it in Xena, actually. Having been through the entire series, she's probably been searching for the love of her life - which is Xena."