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A way you can get really good abs in film is you get your makeup artist to paint shadows – faux washboard. But if you see me in a movie and I have great abs, it means I have a great body double.

Jennifer Tilly

Everybody knows that love goes away.

Jennifer Tilly

Everyone said that if you want to be a real actor, go to New York. If you want to sell out, go to LA. And I thought – I want to sell out!

Jennifer Tilly

I had a problem with cops pulling me over all the time for speeding. When I was doing Hill Street Blues, the cops said how much they loved the show as they were writing me up; meanwhile my insurance went through the roof.

Jennifer Tilly

I have my cards read every time I pass a tarot-reader booth. I would be so embarrassed to have one of those 900 numbers appear on my phone bill, because I don’t know how I would explain it to my business manager. It would almost be like saying, ‘Okay, I’m white trash.’

Jennifer Tilly

I have to tell you, I’m not like Demi Moore, where the tears trickle prettily down my cheeks. My whole face screws up and it’s like, ‘Oh please, get a room.’

Jennifer Tilly

I met my boyfriend, a pro poker player, at a tournament. He tried to dissuade me because it’s a seedy gritty world. Listen, I’ve played till 4 in the morning. I’ve played with a half million dollars on the table.

Jennifer Tilly

I still haven’t made a film that defines who I am.

Jennifer Tilly

I won $100,000 in Vegas, which buys furniture for my beach house. That takes nerves. You can’t think if I’m wrong I’ll blow $30,000.

Jennifer Tilly

I would rather be loved by somebody who respected me.

Jennifer Tilly

If I was like some of the characters I played, I’d probably be dead by now.

Jennifer Tilly

If you have Julia Roberts in a movie you’re never really afraid for her because you know she’s not going to die.

Jennifer Tilly

My mother had all these maxims – like, classy girls never chew gum, never read comic books, never get their ears pierced, never get their hair dyed.

Jennifer Tilly

That Hollywood thing, where everybody hugs and kisses everybody else – I always stiffen. It’s an assumed familiarity. It’s phony.

Jennifer Tilly

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