In the 1930s there was this tendency in Hollywood to portray everyone as rich. Even if they were doing a poor man’s dance, they were all so nicely clothed, gowned, coiffured. That’s why I decided to wear white socks, loafers, T-shirts, and blue jeans.
I was never going to come to Hollywood just to see if I could be a movie star. I wasn’t coming out here until they sent for me.
Sexism in Hollywood is like systemic racism, it’s in there and it doesn’t go away just because we have Weinstein in jail. So, yes I’m proud of what we did to bring these issues out, but it’s not over.
So much of what Hollywood does now, I’m sorry to say… they’re busy with the political agenda, socially political agenda, and that’s fine. But the older white heterosexual European male is only the villain in movies. Very rarely are we anything but the villain now.
I watched a lot of movies from the golden age of Hollywood and was an enormous Judy Garland fan. She was so beautiful and vulnerable, and was such an incredible actor to watch on film. Her performances all felt so emotionally pure and available.
I’m a female in Hollywood over the age of, let’s say 40, and then, we could also say 50. You don’t have to ask yourself if you want to work at that age.
You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood and place it in the navel of a fruit fly, and still have room left for three caraway seeds and an agent’s heart.
I am sick of hearing about Hollywood being against this war. Hollywood’s heavy hitters, the real power brokers and cover-of-the- magazine stars, have been largely silent on this issue. But Hollywood, the concept, has always been a popular target. I remember when the Columbine High School shootings happened. President Clinton criticized Hollywood for contributing to […]
When you get through all the phony tinsel of Hollywood, you find the genuine tinsel underneath.
It’s a great place to live, but I wouldn’t want to visit there.” (On Hollywood)