Camryn Manheim

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Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim

Almost everything I do is related to being fat.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
But everybody was fascinated by the fact that I was able to talk about being fat.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
For a long time, I really struggled with the idea of being an actor because I really felt that I should be in the Peace Corps.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
I grew up with a very political legacy.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
I learned how to sign because when I was growing up in California in order to get into college you needed two semesters of language to get into a University of California school.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
I was scared, because I knew that in the political arena, you have to satisfy so many different types of people at once, and I wasn't sure that I could speak for everybody and be politically correct.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
I'm more than fat.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
I've always thought of fat as just a descriptive word.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
In my fantasies, I always wanted to play the ingenue, but in reality, in my bones, I am so used to playing the grandmother that I don't feel safe or even sure that I can do it.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
In the theater, when I'm working on a character, I have a script and I know the beginning, the middle, and the end.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
Instead of hating, I have chosen to forgive and spend all of my positive energy on changing the world.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
Isn't it amazing how celebrity status preempts even the most ingrained hatreds?More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
My parents have always been offended by my weight, embarrassed maybe. It didn't fit with their sensibilities.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
No I graduated college and went to NYU for a graduate program and studied some sign language while I was there.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
Nobody else knew what to do with me because big women are old.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
On a weekly television series, we don't have a lot of preparation time: most often we get the script two or three days before filming.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
On The Practice, I get to do what I love to do, and I am making a contribution that will, in the end, help raise social consciousness, dispel some of the myths about being large, and change the way that people view and interact with large people.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
One of the things I did when I was in New York, which has a wonderful deaf community, is I have worked on making Broadway more accessible to deaf people.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
Parents know how to push your buttons because, hey, they sewed them on.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
People in this country haven't stopped hating fat people, but they've become more kind to me, since in our culture, even though we hate our fat people, we love our celebrities even more.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
So I chose to bring to the character some of the complexities of me, Camryn, and lend them to Ellenor.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
So instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think it's a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to large people.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
So to me, fat just seems to be right to the point and the most descriptive way to say it.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
Waiting, waiting, waiting. All my life, I've been waiting for my life to begin, as if somehow my life was ahead of me, and that someday I would arrive at it.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]
When it comes to boys and her weight, I think Ellenor is much more conservative than I am, and she has not had the dialogue I have had about my weight.More Camryn Manheim [06/21/2006 12:06:00]

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