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Hollywood movies are run on fear and they don't ...
by Kyra Sedgwick

Hollywood movies are run on fear and they don't want to make bold choices.
They, generally, speaking want to keep things status quo.
That's not really interesting for me.
- Kyra Sedgwick

It's easier in some ways being on the life raft and
the other guy's in the boat and you can row alongside and be supportive.
In some ways, that's an easier role.
- Kyra Sedgwick

He put a ring in the toe of a stocking.
On Christmas Eve, we opened our stockings and it was
there at the bottom of the toe.
Then he got down on his knees and he was shaking.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I feel my job as an actor is to explore all sides of humanity.
- Kyra Sedgwick

 

I think that certainly my choices empower me.
- Kyra Sedgwick

It's not that I don't see myself as hot and sexy.
Don't get me wrong.
No, it's not that.
- Kyra Sedgwick

But when you're in something together,
it's very hard to be objective and you're very subjective.
- Kyra Sedgwick

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You know, I grew up with brothers so I'm used to being the only girl.
- Kyra Sedgwick

It's not always thankless.
Let's face it - it's not always thankless.
I've gotten a lot of really great recognition and I've
worked with amazing people.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I think in this movie, every time I see his work,
I'm blown away by it because he, to me,
he really embodied the character so powerfully and so real,
so truthfully to me.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I think it's important to do great work.
- Kyra Sedgwick

We do spend time talking about it and we puzzle through it together.
We ride the roller coasters together -
the high highs and the low lows.
- Kyra Sedgwick

It's that I'm 39.
I feel hot and sexy, actually...
I feel it inside myself.
I don't feel dried up and tired and no longer interested
in sex is what I'm trying to say.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I do know that I have to work hard for every single thing that I get,
really hard, and that's okay.
- Kyra Sedgwick

After 14 years, it better be a real marriage,
you know? We do have a great time together.
We are really lucky.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Some of the best roles are for women in these independent,
smaller movies.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I can't get hired in a studio movie.
Everything is so uphill.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Whether it be in a small movie or a big movie,
I would always be attracted to this role.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Hollywood is sexist and age-ist, and that covers all the bases,
I guess.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Shame is such an intense emotion.
It just can drive you.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I've always been able to let stuff go when I'm done with work.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I think it's important to do smaller films because
I think that's where a lot of new things are happening.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I was very young when we got married and I don't know
why it worked out like it did or how I was smart enough
to know that this was the right guy,
but somehow I got lucky.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I do it because I want to exercise people's compassion
and I do it because I really believe that for some
reason what I do is important and meaningful.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Also everyone's hearts are in the right place when you do a small movie.
You're not doing it for the money; you're not doing
it for the possibility of an Oscar nomination.
You are doing it because you love the material.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Ultimately, you know, I'm a grown-up,
I've been in this business a long time.
I've got kids.
I've got to do my stuff.
But I also need to keep it there so I can bring it
up again the next day at work or whatever.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Sometimes when you do a part, the wall between you
and the characters can be very porous.
You can sort of move in and out of your character's persona and being.
And that just couldn't happen on this one because of working with him.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I don't know if you're married, but sometimes there
are times where one is really together with their partner.
And then there are times when you're both just in your own thing,
but you're there together.
- Kyra Sedgwick

While it is challenging working with a kid,
because they're so of the moment all the time.
My acting style is to try to take something from my
life that the character can relate to and that I can relate the character to.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I have too much respect for the characters I play to
make them anything but as real as they can possibly be.
I have a great deal of respect for all of them,
otherwise I wouldn't do them.
And I don't want to screw them by not portraying them honestly.
- Kyra Sedgwick

In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
- Annette Funicello

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies -
because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
- Lana Turner

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
- Rita Rudner

I was born in Connecticut.
But my parents brought my sister and I to L.A.
when-Hollywood, actually, when i was 6 months old.
- Linda Evans

Maybe when I'm 75 and living in the south of France,
after everyone I want to bitch about is already dead,
then I may want to talk about my life in Hollywood.
- Tracey Ullman

Generally I don't like doing remakes,
but I think that's more in the cynical world of Hollywood
where normally remakes are purely for commercial reasons.
- Gerard Butler

I am a child of Hollywood and dreams.
To me, to be on the red carpet is the best place in the world.
- Steven Cojocaru

At the end.
First start off and do your youth thing In Hollywood
and then go to New York later.
But it wound up being later, later than I thought it was going to be.
- Delta Burke

In Hollywood, the rainbow hits the ground for composers.
- Hoagy Carmichael

I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.
- Ben Hecht

I had a friend, and we always used to pretend to be twins.
We had this fantasy about going to Hollywood together.
We were about four.
- Radha Mitchell

Hollywood's got its own particular environment.
- Harrison Ford

I started out as a very young girl in Hollywood doing
westerns portraying a mother with a couple of kids.
- Dorothy Malone

How did I get to Hollywood? By train.
- John Ford

There are a lot of guys in Hollywood who clap you on
the back just a little too hard.
- James Caan

I have to go back to my younger days,
when I just adored Hollywood musicals.
- Julie Harris

I knew that for this movie to work it had to be very hot and very real,
and it wasn't going to be a case of doing it Hollywood
all covered with a nice little sheet.
- Natasha Richardson

Hollywood today is all about being consistent.
All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box.
- Dirk Benedict

I want to see the writers strike because the writers,
god bless them, are the only true commies we have in Hollywood.
- Ned Beatty

I came in on the tail end of the old school of Hollywood.
- Tom Berenger

I think any girl who comes to Hollywood with sex symbol
or bombshell hanging over her has a rough road.
- Kim Basinger

When I first came here, Hollywood was very closed-minded.
- Tia Carrere

Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star.
- Liza Minelli

It goes back to all of us wanting to be in Hollywood.
We're all dying to win an Oscar.
- Jerry Della Femina

I don't think Hollywood per se is supposed to be taken seriously,
otherwise, dear Lord, that would be frightening.
- Brittany Murphy

In Hollywood, she's revered, she gets nominated for Oscars,
but I've never heard anyone in the public or among my friends say,
'Oh, I love Winona Ryder.'
- Jennifer Lopez

Every citizen in every country in the world now grows up in two nations.
Their own and Hollywood.
- Nick Mancuso

I tell you, I'm really not what you'd call into your basic kink,
even though we do live in Hollywood,
which is a little bit like living in a box of granola.
- McLean Stevenson

Every country gets the circus it deserves.
Spain gets bullfights.
Italy gets the Catholic Church.
America gets Hollywood.
- Erica Jong

And I think I have a perspective about Hollywood that
you don't see very often in the press.
- Patricia Heaton

Hollywood is the definition of sexual discrimination.
- Ally Sheedy

You were there all day long, 12 hours a day.
So there was none of this, 'I'm going back to my trailer,
my trailer's bigger than your trailer,'
that kind of Hollywood nonsense.
- John C. Reilly

What's really exciting for me is communicating to other
people and not just going somewhere to make a movie.
That's Hollywood to me and it would mean nothing.
- Alejandro Amenabar

In Hollywood, a starlet is the name for any woman under
thirty who is not actively employed in a brothel.
- Ben Hecht

It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic -
another joke marriage.
- Sophia Bush

Now while the German money is over for Hollywood,
I still have $80 million to make movies,
and we will have two things coming up:
less major movies and the price for actors will go down.
- Uwe Boll

Richard Donner is one of the few directors in Hollywood
that can make whatever movie he wants exactly the way he wants it.
No one will stop him.
- Larry Wachowski

My parents kept us sheltered from this world of Hollywood.
I don't have any great memories of bouncing on Cary
Grant's knee or something like that.
- Tony Goldwyn

I'm fascinated by how Hollywood has changed since I started.
Today it's about immediate delivery.
There's less risk and less art.
- Diane Lane

My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out.
No one understood that I was cracking up.
- Gene Tierney

I think Hollywood has a class system.
The actors are like the inmates, but the truth is they're running the asylum.
- Robert De Niro


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