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Victoria Pratt Quotes
Victoria Pratt Quotes
"Acting isn't the be-all end-all. There are a lot of other things in my life that will bring me joy if I didn't act anymore." "Cast changes are a hard thing. For two years, we had this little family. We weren't together when these changes were decided upon. It all happened during our hiatus." "I approach my character with the question: What would an animal think? How would an animal respond? A lot of times, it's quick action and no fear, and sometimes it's irrational fear. You don't always know." "I came to acting in a very circuitous way." "I can't say that I've made the transition to movies." "I competed in track for 10 years and have been doing kickboxing forever." "I desperately want a dog, but I've been told I travel too much, and I'm not allowed to have a dog." "I did a lot of stunts, so the harness work isn't foreign to me either." "I didn't hope for anything. It just happened. So it's not like I was a little kid saying I want to be an actress, I want to be an actress. And I didn't tough it out in the trenches for years and years before ever getting a job. My very first audition, I got the series. It's been grand." "I do most of my own stunts. I have a background in kickboxing and shotokan karate, and I've been an athlete since puberty. I ran and I played lots of sports, so the fighting and the action comes very easy to me." "I fight a lot on my own with a bag, with a heavy bag. So I get used to kicking and doing my combinations with resistance." "I hate hearing about actors who don't like the show. There are so many actors out there who'd give their right arm for what I'm getting to do." "I have a university degree in kinesiology and worked in a physiotherapy clinic. I also worked at the human performance lab at York University testing lead athletes and was writing a book with a professor when I started fitness modeling, and acting sprouted from that." "I have guinea pigs. Yes, I'm a geek. I have two guinea pigs; their names are Smooth'em and Luella Loo. Smooth'em was named after my greatgrandad's cat, and Luella Loo reminds me of a girl I used to know." "I know Shalimar better than anyone else, and I really believe it's the actor's job to protect that knowledge." "I know what it's like to live in a cold climate. I grew up in the Snow Belt, north of Toronto in Canada, and I did years and years of running outside." "I never was really into comics as a child, and I think if you miss the boat when you're a kid, you don't necessarily pick up on it when you're an adult." "I plan on opening an oyster bar when I'm done with the acting thing. There's so much out there, I don't want to limit myself to one thing." "I read every script from beginning to end, and I read every draft that I can. I like the show, I like the character, and I want to protect both of those things." "I remember looking up to Lindsay Wagner, the Bionic Woman, and Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2, and thinking that's what women should look like." "I saw the X-Men movies. They were great. And I saw Daredevil and I'm looking forward to Elektra. I like that genre." "I think I'm a people person. I get very attached to people. And I've become so attached to all the people on my show, the cast, the crew and the producers." "I think I've paid my dues. I've really put in a lot of time on set." "I think people are just shocked to see me walking around. It's weird. When they see you on TV, they don't expect to see you in a store." "I would be very happy doing movies. I love to work and I think I'm a little different." "I would love to do a sitcom. I love comedy. During my last hiatus, I took some great comedy classes. I think comedy is closer to my personality than the superhero stuff that I do because I'm a goofball." "I'm very happy doing a series. And I don't look at it as settling. I look at it as a really fantastic job that I love." "I've been exercising all my life. I was a long sprinter. The ones that hurt!" "I've been really fortunate to go from series to series to series." "I've been working some really long hours for the last five or six years. Anybody who works on series television knows, and especially women because women spend probably two hours more than the guys with all their hair and makeup crap." "If I were attacked, I would turn around and attack back. I have to go through it each time, figure out which way to go." "If you watch the show and the characters don't look at each other while they're talking, the actors probably aren't getting along." "In terms of being a role model, I didn't start out to be one. I don't go to work every day with that in mind. But, I do get a lot of fan mail from young girls." "In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak, but it does the opposite. It shows you're strong enough to care." "It always bothers me when I see actors who just succumb to that hierarchy and think that there's something grand and glorious about doing movies." "It doesn't help anybody to put out a bad script." "It's all about exploring the more unpredictable aspects in the character, not just fighting people." "It's ingrained in actors and actresses to always want something different, and it's ridiculous. You see it almost all the time." "It's part of the job to compensate for outfit." "It's so much harder to memorize dialogue that isn't the language you speak every day. I think of people who work in a medical series; it's probably harder for them too." "It's the Marvel world and Marvel's making all kinds of movies, but I don't think Marvel will be making Mutant X." "Karen and I, we have that whole sisterhood thing and we're both complete goofballs. We're the anti-divas. We're having fun and we love to goof." "Linda Hamilton is my hero. She was so tough and so strong and so vulnerable at the same time. I think that's what woman action figures are allowed to be: vulnerable, in a way that women are." "Most women don't play like guys do: they don't wrestle, fight, get into brawls. They don't know how to express themselves in a physical, active way." "MUTANT X is a little closer to my heart because it's a little closer to reality. As an actress going to work every day, it's just easier to tap into something that feels more familiar." "My first paying job, when I was 15, I was a day camp counselor." "Neither one of us have a dainty laugh, so there's just peels of laughter coming from the set all the time and I love that. I love it, love it, love it, love it." "People get on a show and they fought tooth and nail. Almost 95% of the actors out there want to be on a television series. Then as soon as they get onto one, no, no, I want to be a movie star. This television series stuff, no, no no." "That's the thing with sci-fi and action roles. You have to play the danger as real. If you don't, you end up with egg on your face. You have to commit. You can't think about how stupid it might look without the special effects." "The audience can see female vulnerability in this action role. If you take my last two roles, Sarge had very little vulnerability. She was like a machine. When they came to me with Shalimar, she was Sarge-like." "The first season, the clothes were so fantastical no one could relate to them. Now we're a lot more casual." "The most important thing is to just be good at what you do. You do a good job playing the character, and people will be taken up with your character, not your clothes." "There are a lot of actresses out there that I admire. I think in my contemporary field, I think Jennifer Garner does an incredible job." "There are a lot of great actresses out there. You learn to appreciate each one for what they offer." "There are a lot of other things in this world that can and will bring me joy. Acting is one of them." "There are so many places that I have yet to discover. I'm hoping to go to Spain on my break. But the most romantic, wonderful place I've been is Fiji. One of the little islands off of Fiji called Yasawa was just fabulous, romantic and wonderful." "We don't move on in the stunt unless it looks like a hit. So when I see it on TV, I'm generally satisfied that people are going to buy it." "We take the show very seriously, but we don't take ourselves seriously." "We're trying to keep the world a safer place, and I think that's what superheroes do." "When I was in university, my dream was to be a coach, like a high school track coach. Not to teach." "When you're fighting with a stunt person, your intent is to miss." "With Mutant X, we're not on some spaceship in the future. We're living in present day. I mean, look around at what's going on with genetic manipulation. The show's premise may be unlikely, but it's not impossible to believe." "Women can't be afraid to look like action heroes. It's not always pretty, but when it's on the screen, it translates well to the audience." "You show your vulnerability through relationships, and those feelings are your soft spot. You need to have a soft spot." "I've been exercising all my life... I was a long sprinter. The ones that hurt."