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Tea Leoni Quotes
Tea Leoni Quotes
"Acting doesn't feel good. It's not comfortable to feel all this stuff, it's not." "And I thought, you know, I have to say that maybe the whacked out mother is my new favorite role, but I don't want to just do it and become Nurse Ratchett." "And then I did Pilates, partly because I have found that that's maybe the most genius, therapeutic exercise, whatever, but also I thought perfect for that Beverly Hills/Bel Air white lady." "At one point, I had 14 pairs of golf shoes." "But I can tell you that the New York that I see now is not the New York that we grew up in. It's not 1973." "But I've never looked at myself as being particularly funny." "Every time I do a press junket, I get sick... what do you think that is? It's like, how odd, my sicknesses are so predictable." "First of all, returning from motherhood, I was looking for something lighter, and I wasn't as much attracted to Kate as I was to the relationship between the two people." "I don't mean to be presumptuous that men don't feel this, I don't mean this, but I found that when my child was born, my first child, it felt like my heart broke." "I don't think, there's no possible way for me, anyway, to play a character that I haven't found some sort of sublime compassion for and I related to Deborah on a way that almost, initially, almost in a way maybe someone in the audience might." "I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is going to pay for the clothes. And shop for them, too!" "I feel better. I feel hornier. I feel more womanly and more accomplished and prouder after having my daughter." "I got Will Smith. I got Al Pacino, Nicholas Cage, Adam Sandler, David Duchovny." "I have a fast swing and I can outdrive a lot of the men I play with. Of course, I only play with people from retirement communities. I can hit it 200 yards. I've seen 230." "I have always loathed working out." "I just mean it's very difficult for me to watch my work, in some ways, because I am critical of what I didn't get across or I thought I was making one point." "I live by a hill. I began walking it and then I began jogging it and then I began sprinting it." "I started in 1997 while I was on the television series, The Naked Truth. It seemed as if everybody in TV was holding important meetings on the seventh green: producers, writers, mostly guys. I thought it would be a really good idea to learn the game; we could all play golf and discuss the show." "I started taking burlesque a couple of years ago because, actually probably before Spanglish even was a thought because I very much recognised that I live in a place that is a Hispanic community, 48% I think at this point and I felt like I was missing it." "I think a healthy slathering of neurosis is always fun to work with." "I think a lot of actresses in Hollywood dread the mother roles because it means now you're THE MOTHER. But mothers have so much more going on." "I use Callaways. I have a driver with a firm flex. Honestly, I think you might as well get the biggest thing at the bottom of the stick and go for the ocean." "I was desperate to go back to New York and when 9/11 happened, I feared moving to the bulls-eye and that was very hard because I have a lot of family there and I really had to question what I didn't like about this community." "I was one of the most brilliant liars as a child." "I was out at Sheep's Meadow and that's the coolest thing, to return to New York, the city that has people trampling over it and all this change all the time, and you can take a glance at something like Sheep's Meadow and be like... I can remember being on a rock at age 13 with a Frisbee and a joint." "I'm not a huge fan of my work." "I'm not quite ready for a no makeup movie." "I've been in a gym probably nine days of my life." "I've looked at my roster and I'm ready to hold it up against Nicole Kidman. I mean, I got everybody she's got except for Tom and a few others." "If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought. Not a bad one, but just a little one." "It was just this interesting, my first, the first time you hear your child in any way criticise you. It's the worst review of your life and it's really relieving to find out that they don't know what they're saying." "It's kind of fun to be sexy." "Jim Brooks is a very powerful director and it was a lot of intense work." "LA is a Hispanic culture." "People don't know this, but early in your career, you don't just glide on to The Tonight Show." "Really it was the first time in my life that I recognised that acting is, I'm just going to say it, I am an artist, I have to do this, I have to do this." "Shopping turns me off." "Sometimes, I feel that Manhattan in particular has gotten really tame and gentrified or something." "The inner conflict is what makes the spin so much fun, what makes it more colorful. I actually can't imagine playing someone who wasn't neurotic." "The one thing I think you must do is, as painful as it is as a parent, is listen." "Well what I will tell you is for this movie, I got into probably the best shape of my life." "Well, I don't find glamour and clothing relevant." "Well, I think again, the worst part of it was just leading up to it, before we got on set, at least for me... dreading this idea that I was just going to suck and I really had strong feelings about that. I just didn't want to be that weak link." "Yes, I guess I am bi-coastal." "Yes, I think motherhood has almost everything to do with it, but when I was pregnant with my daughter, I thought I'll never work again." "Since giving birth to their daughter: I feel better. I feel hornier. I feel more womanly and more accomplished and prouder." "On what she sent to her director Brett Ratner: I sent him 'Porky's' on DVD because he once said he used to masturbate to that in high school, and I figured his copy was probably worn out." "I don't do T&A very well because I haven't got much of either"