I was pursuing my acting career, but I was silent on the LGBT issue, the issue that was closest to me. I knew if I came out then, I'd have had to change careers.
Poetry has, in a way, been my bridge to my acting career.
Ideally, that's what you've got in an acting career is an equal number of dramas and comedies and an equal number of small films and big films.
I might retire when acting becomes too hard on me physically, but I don't want to give up easily. I really want to have a long-term acting career.
I never took an acting class, so I've made all my mistakes on film.
I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.
In acting class, teachers talk about how the 'givens' of a situation help define a character.
As a kid, I was really into performing. I would do choruses, I would do musicals, whatever it was. And then, as a teenager, I got into an acting class at SUNY Purchase for gifted kids, and that really turned me on to material beyond musicals, Sam Shepard, and Christopher Durang plays.
I was in an acting class taught by Eric Morris, and Jack Nicholson was in the class. He wrote the script for 'Head', so all of us in the class got little tiny parts in the movie.
When I audition, I understand what it takes and the insecurities that come with it. If I do anything, I put actors at ease. I used to tell directors who weren't actors, the best thing they could do was take an acting class for a couple of months. Just to understand.
Acting... honestly, I'm so uncomfortable and so awkward that I could never think about setting foot in a theater room or acting class.
My first acting class was taught by a little known playwright, David Mamet, who then cast me in my first play, opposite John Malkovich.
I always treat all the jobs I do as an acting class.
John Ventimiglia, who was on 'The Sopranos,' was in my first acting class and we have been friends since that time. Alec Baldwin was in my class back then, Sean Young and Andrew McCarthy.
I used to do school plays. I never really took any acting classes. I'm just a natural ham, I guess.
I wanted to be an actor, like, so, so bad. I took acting classes, I auditioned for Disney, and then I realized how nervous I got with remembering lines.
I'd started going to acting classes at 14, played 'Medea' at 15 and really wanted to be a classical actress.
I moved to L.A. straight out of graduating my arts high school and worked three jobs to afford living while taking acting classes and auditioning often.
I never took acting classes, but I knew I could do it based on the skill with which I lied to my parents on a regular basis!
When I was in my freshman year at college I took some acting classes and found that I fell in love with it again.