I tend not to wear accessories. I’m not one of those gals with a drawerful of amazing jewelry. I don’t even have my ears pierced! But I have one bracelet that never comes off my wrist.
I realized that I’m a soft person. I think I’m sensitive. I wanted very much to be tough and I think movie stars have a certain kind of resilience and toughness to them, but I’m quite a sensitive young lady in some respects.
I know what I want, I want things for myself, but I think the key to life is somebody to love, something to do and something to look forward to. I don’t think it’s complicated.
An inspiring word for me is to think of myself as limitless.
Aesthetically, I don’t really like the blond, tan thing. I am pale. So I may as well embrace the pale. Long, blond hair and a bad spray tan is the stuff of my nightmares.
The earth is such a voluminous, sparse, wild place that has its own rhythm that human beings try to control and strategize our way around, but the truth is, if you’re out someplace like the ocean on a capsized boat, it doesn’t matter if you have academic degrees, or if you’re a martial-arts ninja. Nature is a bigger force than you.
In terms of style I typically veer toward a certain masculinity. My style inspirations range from images of my father in his 1970s suits, to Tilda Swinton, to Hugh Hefner, to Sharon Stone and her ferocious sexuality, to handsome men I see on the streets of New York.
I can see my ghost trying to get that Academy Award, forever stuck in a casting office. Can you imagine? I’ve spent enough time in audition rooms. I don’t want to be doing that in my afterlife.
I definitely wouldn’t shy away from doing another action based project, but I feel like my forte is more like playing real, ordinary people. I’m a girl’s girl.
[Sexual abuse] is such a sharp, potent topic that we really should have discussions about more openly and more often.
If I’m going to take my clothes off I figured I might as well do it for something that I’m directing myself since I had complete control of the edit.
I’ve done stuff to pay my dues and that’s what actors are supposed to do, because I was a really bad actor when I was 18 or 20.
I’m not a collector. I toss things out all the time.
What makes Jessica Jones series so unique is that it really is an allegory for many different types of abuse, whether it be sexual abuse, physical abuse, or psychological abuse. That’s what makes this such an incredibly bold show.
Often, as a young actress, you find yourself being the only girl in a room full of men… and one of the reasons why I like ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is because they have such strong female characters and the women really drive this show.
The first season [of Jessica Jones] exceeded my expectations already, so I’m just waiting to see what will happen in the second season.
Sometimes when Australians go overseas, it’s as though the “Aussie” is refined out of them. I don’t know why. It’s never happened to me, because I’m really proud of it. I’m not embarrassed about where I’m from or who I am any more. I know who I am. I don’t fit in everywhere, but I know where I do fit in.
I’m just in profound gratitude that we get to go back and work on a show that we love, with amazing actors and great writers, and be a part of the Marvel universe. As with all of the characters in Jessica Jones, Trish has an alias.
Young adults in their late 20s are confronted by so many choices – there are so many different paths to choose. Sometimes I think we just fill our lives with stuff so we don’t really make any choice at all, which is certainly incredibly luxurious.
When you are in control of what the final product is, there is kind of no limitation to what you feel like you can do because you know that if you don’t like it, you can just cut it out.
‘Transformers’ was important and defining for me because it taught me about what kinds of movies I want to make and the kind of actor I want to be, and I have a long way to go before I become that actor.
If incredible creatures like sharks can exist, why not Bigfoot? When I look at sharks, they’re the most terrifying, monstrous, dinosaur-like things. To this day, I’m so fascinated by them and can’t get my head around how they are on Planet Earth at all.
I’m an actor that likes to go to work. I like going to work every day. I’m a worker by nature. I’m not someone who does one film a year and feels satisfied by that.
I’m a huge fan of good, procedural-type shows on television… there are a lot of roles for women. But there aren’t a lot of great network television roles for girls that will let you start a character in one place and finish up with her in a totally different one.
We live in a world of instant gratification, the world of the quick fix.