I don't believe actors who say they don't bleed into their characters. It's absolutely impossible not to.
Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin.
It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial.
There's nobody on this earth who can tell you that what you're feeling is wrong. They can tell you it's different to what they're feeling.
I'm more of a guy's girl. I like having a beer in a bar, and I don't bicker or sit down and do my nails.
People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I'm very proud to have Latin blood.
I want to love life.
When I act, a part of me goes into the character I am playing.
I have a hyper personality.
Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there - and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.
A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time.
As a woman, you spend so much time either cooking or getting ready to go somewhere. I like to have music when I'm doing either of these things.
Call me crazy - I love elk meat!
To be seen and to be respected for my work and acknowledged as a true American Latina... means a lot to me.
I know the responsibility that entails from telling a story. The one thing I despise the most is when I go to a movie and I see a whole bunch of lazy actors making me waste my time and money.
I love wearing men's clothing and underwear.
Our censorship has sort of gotten a little too far. Too much censorship is just as bad as having none at all. Children need to be exposed to things, because if they don't see it, eventually, it's not like it's not going to happen, but it's just that there needs to be a balance.
I'm Latin - we start young, honey!
I don't understand labels. I don't need anybody to tell me I'm Latina or black or anything else. I've played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening.
It gets pretty boring when all you are is the support system for a male character.
I want to be the best daughter, sister, friend and wife I can possibly be - because when I die, I am not going to be buried with my Oscar.
I'm very accepting with my age. It's like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you've become comfortable in your skin.
There are a lot of magazines that are still sort of... that only cater to a certain demographic and only put certain people on their covers.
I think as an American society, when we're paying too many taxes or dealing with war, we don't want to see sad things at the movies.
I don't like things like little sandals that look fragile. I like to look strong and commanding.
Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room full of yapping kids. But I'm a kid myself.
I just want to be part of great stories that are told and for them to be relevant.
I want to be in the small percentage of women who don't settle for conventional roles.
I'm a girl from Queens. I've never gone, 'What am I doing today? Oh, I'm gonna grab a gun and learn how to use it.'
Every time an adult is going to write something for a teenager and you don't have, physically, a person who is that, you are always going to be a little off.
I get along very well with animals and children. I dig them, I get them.
Music is a very big participant in everything I do, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed.
I just want to be a part of great stories, whether I'm part of an amazing ensemble cast or I'm leading it or the antagonist or whatever.
Dancing for the length of time that I did, it centered me in such a way to be really in tune with my body, and I just feel like I'm physically able to do things because of my ballet background. Without ballet, I don't think I'd look graceful at all on screen.
In dance you use every party of your body except your voice. I wanted to start acting because I wanted to use my voice.
Physical roles give me a chance to learn something new.
If there's anything that I've always said about myself is that to me, it's much more important for me to get to work with filmmakers that I've grown up loving and admiring.
I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside.
What doesn't feel okay to me, what feels a little bit out of balance, is when you want to turn yourself into something else - when you want to be another person.
I'm learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company.
I like to look strong and commanding.
I'm so intrigued by women throughout history where the significance of what they were representing at that time is obscured by the fact a man saved them or they were prostitutes.
The biggest battle that I have is being a woman in the world. That takes center stage for me.
I'm a sci-fi girl. If I can have anything in life, I'd want tons of great science-fiction movies and stories. It's so progressive, beautiful, and imaginative.
Every character has their reasons - even the characters who do dumb things.
I'm a very feminine person, but I have this hard shell, man, and I stay focused and don't take things personally.
Our brains are very animal but also very strange and egotistical. We're narcissistic.
I am hoping for a long career.
I am fluent in Spanish and I understand French, Italian and Portuguese.
I love aging. Why would I want to be 21 for the rest of my life?
I never like to get political, but when you have the ability, through your media, to influence a large mass of people, I would want to be a part of the evolving cycle of progress vs. keeping things the way that they are.