Melissa Leo

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Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

An actor has to be very, very careful, as one of the most wonderful props - and actors love props - is a cigarette. There's so much to do with it: you can bring it up to your face, play with the smoke. It's just the greatest - ever since I was 16 and in acting school in England, I've been playing around with cigarettes.More Melissa Leo [08/01/2011 09:08:27]
Being an actor on a movie set is like going to the playground at recess.More Melissa Leo [08/01/2011 09:08:51]
I am a smoker, I'm ashamed to say. I had given it up for many years, then picked it up again. It's a horrible habit. I struggle with myself all the time. And I love to smoke.More Melissa Leo [08/01/2011 09:08:01]
I have some close friends I keep in touch with. I knit. I watch a little too much TV. I ski, if the weather's right for that. If I can find a group of buddies, I go rock climbing.More Melissa Leo [08/01/2011 09:08:06]
The climate informs the character.More Melissa Leo [08/01/2011 09:08:40]
The power of television - it's so present in our lives, we don't even know how powerful it is.More Melissa Leo [08/01/2011 09:08:47]
My mom was a '70s mom. She paved a road that no one had yet walked.More Melissa Leo [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I mean, the unfair treatment of women and black people and Indians and other groups, that's real. Mistreatment of other people because 'I'm better than you are' is such a sad part of the world.More Melissa Leo [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
An actor has to be very, very careful, as one of the most wonderful props - and actors love props - is a cigarette. There's so much to do with it: you can bring it up to your face, play with the smoke. It's just the greatest - ever since I was 16 and in acting school in England, I've been playing around with cigarettes.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The director is the captain of the ship, without question. No matter what their talent or energy level is, everyone on the crew has all eyes on the captain. If they come in going, "I don't know. Maybe we'll do this. Maybe we'll do that," you've got 10 days to shoot and they don't care what you're doing.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Being an actor on a movie set is like going to the playground at recess.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am a smoker, I'm ashamed to say. I had given it up for many years, then picked it up again. It's a horrible habit. I struggle with myself all the time. And I love to smoke.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The climate informs the character.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That's probably the biggest secret of acting: If the actor believes it themselves, they can make you believe it.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have some close friends I keep in touch with. I knit. I watch a little too much TV. I ski, if the weather's right for that. If I can find a group of buddies, I go rock climbing.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The power of television - it's so present in our lives, we don't even know how powerful it is.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I love acting. I really do. I think that's maybe the one thing that is known about me.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think the funny thing about acting for me - and I hold it in a very holy, spiritual way - not to be overly fundamentalist about it, but it's that important to me - is that it is an ancient healing art.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Acting is the business of truth, so that we can see ourselves reflected back and learn.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The key to acting has much more to do with listening than with talking.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think this notion of acting and glamour is getting in everybody's way.More Melissa Leo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There were not enough women like Kay on TV and now there are none.More Melissa Leo [08/01/2011 09:08:53]
That's probably the biggest secret of acting: If the actor believes it themselves, they can make you believe it.More Melissa Leo [08/01/2011 09:08:17]

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