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  1. The older you get, the more yourself you can be and the less worried you are about what other people think.
  2. I binge-watched this show ‘Damages.’ Glenn Close and Rose Byrne are so good. Lily Tomlin is in it. You see all these great actors, and the writing is terrific. There are a lot of shows like that.
  3. Life’s short, so if you’re going to spend months doing something, it’s gotta be pretty special… But I’m very happy to enter my Baby Jane years, and hopefully segue into the Ruth Gordon years.
  4. I’m quite comfortable looking at myself in movies, probably because I’ve been doing it for so long, since I was a kid. So I sort of watched myself grow up and go through adolescence, like, basically on camera.
  5. I feel my best when I’m happy.
  6. My dad took me to all the best rock and punk shows when I was growing up and music has always been a part of my life. So I’m very interested in the music scene and I suppose that’s why I’ve ended up going out with musicians. Dave Pirner is still one of my best friends.
  7. I’m so sick of people shaming women for being sensitive or vulnerable. It’s so bizarre to me… I do have those qualities, and I just don’t think there’s anything wrong with them.
  8. Some people go to L.A. just to see recognizable people. There are tour buses. But in New York, everyone seems a little less into that.
  9. Even though ‘Heathers’ didn’t make a lot of money, I really was able to transition into a situation where people thought I could play an attractive role because of it.
  10. I’m not interested in playing the girl that’s just there to make the guy, you know, give him a talking to.
  11. I loved movies, but I can’t remember ever really wanting to be an actress, and I certainly didn’t imagine ever being in a movie. I think I wanted to be a writer.
  12. I was single for a while and dating and… I just didn’t know how to do it! I’ve always been like that: when I was 15, there was a guy I liked, and we made out, and I thought that meant he was my boyfriend.
  13. I would love to someday do a play. I did one when I was very young in San Francisco, where I grew up. A girl can dream.
  14. Remember, I’m the kind of kid who used to get stuffed into a locker by school bullies. I’ve never felt like I’m a big star at any level of my life.
  15. When you finally accept that it’s OK not to have answers and it’s OK not to be perfect, you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.
  16. I’m not into older guys. To tell you the truth, Richard Gere is not the sexiest man alive, in my book.
  17. But I’ve always felt a need to have a life which is completely separate — at least as far as possible — from the kind of illusory lifestyle that comes with being a celebrity.
  18. I just did what I found interesting. I was so lucky that I was able to do that, especially in the ’90s. I was really able to have a life to go back to.
  19. When I was young, I was the sweetheart of the press. They loved me but were kind of waiting for me to mess up. I had no skeletons in my closet, no major past to talk about.
  20. I definitely count my blessings. I feel like I’ve had such a great ride. Early on, to be able to work with some of the people I did, I feel really lucky.

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