Ellen Burstyn

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Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn

At the time I was doing a lot of reading about the re-emergence of the goddess and I liked the idea of reuniting sexuality and religion - a religious figure who was also a sensual being.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
But I was always uncomfortable in that. Physically uncomfortable. Either from the fat suit, or the neck, or my severe dieting. Or wearing the camera.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
He's very inventive with his use of the camera, and innovative, so I was doing some creative things I had never done before.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
I always wanted to play Joan of Arc. I've always wanted to do that. Now I'm thinking, 'Maybe there's a story in Joan of Arc's mother!' If I don't hurry up, her grandmother!More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
I did my famous cabbage soup diet, so I was able to do it.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
I do like to work with young directors because it's such a difficult business that I think after directors have been around a while sometimes, not always, but sometimes their passion gets siphoned off because they get hurt.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
I sketched out a rough story for them and the director said, well it's a good story but we have the go-ahead from Universal to make this script and did I want to do it. I said no, and they left.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
I wore a 40lb fat-suit, then a 20lb one. When I got out of that, I had a two week break in my schedule, so I took off 10lbs of my own.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
It's a sin to have your films not to make money.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
It's about avoiding reality through various escape routes that become addictions and lead to Hell. My character is addicted to television, chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son, which has no basis in reality.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
It's not true at all! I know he says that but I keep telling him that I wish we'd had a tape recorder because he mis-remembers!More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
Jack Nicholson - I think that's the best thing he's ever done, it has the least Nicholsonian things in it. He really created a character different from himself.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
Nobody would want to leave that film to go get high.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
She loses 50 pounds in the film, and goes from fairly sane to totally out of her mind. So for the first part of the film I was wearing a 40 pound fat suit, which is very, very uncomfortable. But the worst part was the neck.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
So I was at the Actor's Studio, thinking about this, and I happened to glance over to the other side of the stage and I saw the ugliest chair I have ever seen. And I thought, 'Well, I could kill that chair!'More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
The interesting thing about doing a play is to find a way to make it fresh and do it as though you were doing it for the first time.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
Their life is about getting enough money to put food on the table to feed their children, and that's it.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
Then in came this script with another very low offer, and another drug addict and a depressing and difficult part to play. I thought, 'Why should I put myself through that for hardly any money?'More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
They pulled Resurrection out of the theatres, so it was running in New York and I was nominated for the Oscar and there was no ad in the newspapers to say it was running. So it was literally killed.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
Well, I try not to allow regret to live in me because I think it festers, and that's one way to become bitter and cynical - to clutch at you regrets and to carry them around like a wilted bouquet.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.More Ellen Burstyn [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.More Ellen Burstyn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.More Ellen Burstyn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everything gets old if you do it often enough.More Ellen Burstyn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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