Most people are really nice but some stare, like you’re some kind of zoo exhibit and not a real person with real feelings. Even when you take away all the glamour and attention and premieres and everything, it still comes down to the fact that I’m acting.
I wish someone had told me at 15: ‘You accept the love that you think you deserve’. I would have approached my relationships Completely different if they had. I like this idea of quality control: that we don’t have to accept just anyone into our lives. People talk about love as though it just happens to you - as though you’re a victim in it all, when actually you can make good choices and bad. - Emma Watson
My parents are both very funny but they’re also relatively soft-spoken, normal human beings…I don’t know where this loud, ballsy, hammy ridiculousness came from.
I’ve never missed two people the same way — it’s always different for me. I’ve never fallen in love with someone and had the same exact kind of feeling come over me. So I think that there are all these different mixtures of emotions that go into individual feelings that you feel for individual people.
I have this feeling of protectiveness over characters I want to play. I worry about them, if someone else gets the part, I'm afraid they won't do it right; they'll make the character a victim or they'll make her a villain or they'll just get it wrong somehow.
“I’m a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love - and it being more important and special than anything and everything else.”
We were a week into shooting and all of a sudden this young woman comes up and just blew us away. The first scene that she shot was the scene after my character goes to deliver the letter, which is a pretty heavy scene. And she was just like a beam of light. She’s like 10 and 40 years old at the same time. She was 21 when she shot the film. She has a great heart and she’s a beautiful person.
Bradley Cooper on Jennifer Lawrence (via jenniferlawrencedaily) —
For myself, for a long time…maybe I felt inauthentic or something, I felt like my voice wasn’t worth hearing. I think everyone’s voice is worth hearing. So if you’ve got something to say, say it from the rooftops.
I’m a person who relies very heavily on intuition and feeling out the situation, so I’ve never really made a five-year plan or anything like that, if it’s right, it will fall into place and if not, I understand.