When we grew up, Australia was the land of opportunity; it really was.
Australia has a thing where apparently it's fine for me to dress up as an Asian woman. No one has questioned that.
I grew up just outside of Austin, and my upbringing was fairly rural.
I grew up in austerity in the 1940s and 1950s.
I must confess I love female writers: Jane Austen, Isak Dinesen, Colette, Willa Cather, Dawn Powell, Joan Didion. I grew up on the Bronte sisters, and Daphne du Maurier.
So many times I wanted to go to Auschwitz, but I couldn't take up the courage to go there.
My aunts still try to fatten me up.
I grew up with a very big extended family, with a lot of aunts. We had about five or six houses on one street.
I grew up with a posh English accent, and all my aunts sounded as if they came out of a Merchant Ivory movie.
I have six siblings but grew up an only child. I was adopted by my aunt and uncle.
I grew up in the kitchen, mostly with my grandfather, my mother and my aunt Raffy.
Plays which are universal tempt me. 'August: Osage County' is a play which is relevant to the urban Indian set up.
Most of the auditions I went on, I passed up the projects because I just wasn't interested. When I read A Knight's Tale, that was that. I knew I wanted to do this movie.
After I left LA... it was like waking up. And so I moved back east and stopped auditioning.
I grew up watching 'Dawson's Creek,' and I started watching 'The Vampire Diaries' when I was auditioning because I wanted to get a feel of it... then I totally got hooked!
When I was growing up in Pennsylvania, auditioning for Broadway was my dream.
I grew up in Summerhill in Dublin's inner city, and I came across an open audition, and they were looking for inner city kids who had not acted. I signed up.
I'd say you have to be really committed to the field, show up for every audition and to be aware that very few make it in this field.
When the audition for 'Cats' came up, even though I'd been making pop records, it felt like something I was attracted to.
I really like writing from real-life experiences. Audiences seem to prefer the stuff I couldn't have made up.