Born: March 23, 1959 in Miami, Florida, USA
[on her harshest rejection]: “One director said I just wasn’t sexy. It was hard, really hard. I left town for two months with my tail between my legs. But you have to kind of go, okay, maybe I’m not their idea of [sexy], but hell, I can have sex!”
Well, for one thing, I like being a supporting actress. I like to come and go in the film. The interesting characters are very few if you want to be the lead, and they depend on you being beautiful. Since I’m not interested in those parts, the pressure’s off, in a way. I’m not cast for my physicality. I find that playing so many characters in so many films is a way to be in the moment.
Luck favors the prepared.
Well, the day I got nominated, I had jury duty, a D.U.I. case. The morning the nominations were announced, I reported to jury duty as scheduled. That was good; it gave me perspective. If you start feeling too important, it’s always good to go sit in a jury for a D.U.I. charge.
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