” It was also wonderful to have the prospect of playing with Jack Nicholson. It was a terrific part, a terrific script, with Alexander Payne and Jack Nicholson. You can’t get any better than that! “


” Jack made it very comfortable for me on the set. We’d met socially before but never worked together. You know, he’s very professional, very disciplined and he’s always prepared and knows his lines. “


” Alexander Payne’s very specific. His scripts are always complete when you start working on them. “


” I was never an ingenue. I’ve always just been a character actor. When I was younger, it was a real problem, because I was never pretty enough. It was hard, not just for the lack of work, but because you have to face up to how people are looking at you. “


” Drama comes more naturally to me. It’s the comedy you really have to delve into. “


” After winning the Oscar, I was committed to do ‘Fried Green Tomatoes,’ but I didn’t know what the next thing would be after that. It was a scary time. But the advantage of TV is the regular work. All you need is a hit series, I guess. “


” The roles I was lucky enough to get were real stretches for me: usually a character who was older, or a little weird, or whatever. And it was hard, not just for the lack of work but because you have to face up to how people are looking at you. “


” And people are always saying: ‘Well, you go to Hollywood and you get yourself a film career or a TV series, and then you can do anything you want. Because then you’ve got the clout.’ That had always sounded like a lot of hooey to me, but now I think it’s true, unfortunately. “



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It was also wonderful to have the prospect of playing with Jack Nicholson. It was a terrific part, a terrific script, with Alexander Payne and Jack Nicholson. You can
Jack made it very comfortable for me on the set. We


Alexander Payne
I was never an ingenue. I
Drama comes more naturally to me. It
After winning the Oscar, I was committed to do
The roles I was lucky enough to get were real stretches for me: usually a character who was older, or a little weird, or whatever. And it was hard, not just for the lack of work but because you have to face up to how people are looking at you.
And people are always saying:
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