Backstage life is terrific training for an actor, seeing shows from the wings.
I sat next to a young woman on a plane once who bombarded me for five hours with how she had decided to be born again and so should I. I told her I was glad for her, but I hadn't used up being born the first time.
I was a child, and my mother was psychotic. She loved me, but I didn't really feel I had a mother. And when you live with somebody who is paranoid and thinks you're trying to kill them all the time, you tend to feel a little betrayed.
There is a wonderful feeling of power when you're a director, but I don't think I need that, and I'm OK without it.
I would like to know that when I read the paper in the morning, it's telling me something that actually happened, and I think the vast majority of journalists want the same thing.
Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.