A director recommended me for the role on ‘Soap.’ They said, ‘She plays heavy roles, murderesses and the like.’ He said, ‘On stage, she could be very very funny.’
And then it was like, wait, you can go to college and study theater? And act in plays? This is almost a racket, you know. And then when the opportunity came along to do it professionally, I thought I’d won the lottery.
Defensively, he’s just long. He has the ability to change shots that he’s not blocking. He plays with a lot of energy.
Directing is something I always wanted to do. I started when I was 13 directing scenes in high school and then plays in college with my theatre company.
I am just a guy who plays drums.
I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.
I did two or three plays every summer.
I liked to act in plays when I was a kid, and then in college. But that’s the last time I really acted. I always loved it. But my interests were more in looking at the whole, rather than getting completely swallowed up in a single part of the whole.
I love TV and I love making films and I love doing plays. I feel very lucky to be able to do all three.
I only really started to go to plays and to be interested in drama 20 years ago when as an artist I was already well-rounded. I think I’m more disciplined today.
I play Hopkins’ daughter. Brad Pitt plays Death. He’s a very-good looking Death. With him, dying isn’t so bad.
I started writing because I got so frustrated that there weren’t enough plays that had roles for young black women in them.
I suppose when I was a kid, and I went to movies, and later went to some plays on my own when I got a little older, in New Orleans, where I was living then, I zeroed in on the actor.
I think it all goes down to who plays the better football on the night.
I think it’s a bigger risk following a part that plays up your looks than it is to try and carve out a career as an actor.
I think the least stereotypical gay character on television is probably Matt LeBlanc on ‘Episodes.’ He just plays it so straight-faced. They never talk about the fact that he’s such a huge gay person.
I’d say that the question whether love still exists plays the same role in my novels as the question of God’s existence in Dostoevsky.
If all the year were playing holidays To sport would be as tedious as to work.
In my mind, the plays I was writing were extreme examples of art for art’s sake. I didn’t necessarily think that other people would love them, though I thought they probably would.
Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral.
My plays have been strange from the beginning, and they never got unstrange.
Oh, I was completely hooked on movies and plays and theater from the time I was a day old – I was very, very early on in love with movies and I loved plays.
On the simplest level, telecommuting makes it harder for people to have the kinds of informal interactions that are crucial to the way knowledge moves through an organization. The role that hallway chat plays in driving new ideas has become a cliche of business writing, but that doesn’t make it less true.
One is just an interpreter of what the playwright thinks, and therefore the greater the playwright, the more satisfying it is to act in the plays.
The only people who do plays in LA are people who can’t get jobs in TV shows.
The weather plays a very big role. I have run very few races in the raining and the cold.
We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.
With the Tonys it’s a little tricky because a lot of the funnier jokes are more insider, so people watching at home may not get a Julie Taymor reference the way that New Yorkers would. So you have to figure out what comedy plays to a large audience and still respect the individuals who are there.
You are a dear soul who plays polo, and I am a poor Pole who plays solo.
Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.Dalai Lama