or else I would just act in front of the
mirror, so I actually like having an audience
being effected by stuff that Im in.
entertaining and they all happen to come
out this year and the more, the merrier.
has definitely made me think
about me being a Latin girl, up until I
was 18 and did "Dark Angel" and
Jim basically, You are the future
of the race. And that basically what
"Dark Angel" was that you are
basically a mixture and youre not
going to talk
about it. Its done and you are just
a human being going through the struggle
of whatever you are going through on your
it was all about putting six people
together in one setting and watching their
evolve. In one way, we were the first "Reality"
series before Big Brother and Survivor ever
came along. Those shows
just took the concept one step further and
obviously the public has gotten very involved
a lot of accumulated joy and tension and
all kinds of emotions
just pouring out of all us. We've all been
preparing for this day and we all knew that
one day we would just have to move on with
even though we all love
and love working
together. But it's still an incredibly emotional
especially for me with a lot of journalists
asking me how it feels about FRIENDS coming
to an end. It's started
to make me think
very deeply about what it's all meant to
me and that's made me ever more emotional!
I got from my aunt,
the great singer Rosemary Clooney, and from
who was a game
show host and news
anchor, was: don't wake up at seventy years
old sighing over what you should have tried.
Just do it, be willing to fail,
and at least you gave it a shot. That's
echoed for me all through the last few years.
I was a little kid, I used to really embarrass
I wouldn't do it on purpose, but they'd
have guests over from overseas. I'd be sitting
there listening to this strange way of speaking.
We had this Canadian guy who used to goldmine
in Alaska, and every now and then, he'd
go down to Australia and thaw out. I just
started doing his voice, and it must have
annoyed the hell out of people.
They'd start talking and I'd talk back to
them in their voice. They could obviously
hear that I was doing them. "I don't
you watch too much TV."
there's a change
in humanity's desire for base brutality
should look at TV
ratings for any number of wrestling programs.
We might have developed from the chariot
to the Ferrari, but the way people treat
each other are pretty much the same.
I don't watch the TV
shows that are about that. I don't read
that make things up about people.
I know what the truth
is. I don't sort of indulge in my own fodder.
don't really care what they write
years when youre suddenly allowed
legally into bars
and clubs, and the world
suddenly you realize is offering itself
to you. I would say I guess that if you
look at my life,
I was always someone who looked for commitment
and that was in my make-up.
was screaming my head off at the MTV
period. LA is a difficult place to meet
people anyway, and Hollywood
is such a small community. But I don't make
it a rule
just to date other actors
and people in the entertainment
industry. It could work out with me and
a dentist. It could work out with me and
about the roles
and if people like the films,
I don't think about it strategically, really.
last year. That was mad.
That was quite overwhelming. Myself and
David Goyer did a press
and like, 6,000 people at the conference.
It was f***ing crazy.
I tend to like slightly darker things --
have levelled that on me before and I accept
that because in my opinion, if I mention
best books, there's always something
that's involving slightly darker element
of out psyche. I like seeing people under
I like seeing what happens to people when
they're under pressure.
mean, I loved
Batman, but I had no broad knowledge.
Thus I read
and with Chris concerning the appearance
of Scarecrow conversed much. About what
I may not speak for the moment.
the darker stuff has greater
potential for drama,
it's always interesting
to investigate things that you might come
across in your own life.
There's a lot of comedy
in Intermission but it's got this depth.
It's not comedy for comedy's sake - it's
by something else. I like stuff like that.
didn't start acting
until I was 20. I wanted to be a musician.
I've been playing in bands for years and
years and years. It was obviously the performance
in me. I loved
as a teenager, always loved, loved films,
but I never thought I'd be involved, which
was obviously an insane
It was theatre
that was the main attraction to me, so I
did a lot of theatre.
hand me a script. I act.
I'm here for entertainment,
basically, when you whittle everything away.
I'm a grown man who puts on makeup.
dealing with millions of people
everyday, and it's very easy for something
to be misinterpreted,
so my intention is always, regardless of
what the show
is --whether it's about sibling rivalry
battering or children
-- for people to see within each show that
you are responsible
for your life,
that although there may be tragedy in your
life, there's always a possibility to triumph.
is rewarding and a lot of fun,
but it's not the most important
thing in my life
because I know
when this is all over, the Master
isn't going to ask
me how many things I owned or how many television
I did. I think the questions will be, What
did I do to make a difference?
Did I learn
to live with love in my heart?
was in the middle of a show
with some white supremacist, skinheads,
Ku Klux Klan members, and in the middle
of that show, I just had a flash, I thought,
"This is doing nobody any good, nobody."
And I had rationalized the show by saying,
need to know
that these kinds of people are out here."
I won't do it anymore.
couldn't do the kinds of shows
that I see some other people
do, I just couldn't. I've reached a level
of maturity in this work
There was a time,
when I first started
out, that it was far more exploited.