And besides, because of all she has accomplished, Barbara Jordan has always been a hero of mine.
I don't feel the obligation to have a big explosion in the first 20 seconds so the audience doesn't turn on another channel. We are trying to make something that looks like a feature film that was bought for television and I think we are succeeding.
Stand up and pledge with me: A government of the United States is not on the auction block. And America is not for sale!
I've learned by hanging out in Hollywood, where I disagree politically with most people, that most people's hearts are in the right place, and the only thing we have to argue about is the way to solve the problems.
People tracking your life and photographing you anywhere you go, that can make you crazy.
Shooting clay targets is a very cleansing experience. It's very relaxing. It takes a lot of concentration. It's also very social, since you're usually shooting with friends. You can talk and forget about almost anything else that's on your mind.
It's not that conservatives don't care. We do. We just have different answers than liberals do. It's a difference of the mind, not of the heart.
I realized I really liked the screen. I knew it was a challenge, but I wasn't afraid of risk.
Good parts should always scare you a little bit, and good parts... you might not get advice to do them.
Television's grown up a lot. It's a little more adult, which I think is a good thing. It allows actors to tell more complex stories. I'm happy to see where it ends up.