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I don't know, I love it when I see movies with people who are not super familiar to me or people who I've seen in smaller parts who are suddenly getting a chance to do something bigger. For me that's very exciting.
— Melanie Lynskey

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I don't think I've played a lot of crazy people.

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I feel like a character actress - it's where I'm comfortable.

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I feel like any actor should always be thinking about how to serve the story. The thing to be cautious of is trying to make too much of your 'moment,' or whatever. The story is a lot bigger than you, and you're there to help it along.

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I feel like I'm kind of faking something if I'm talking as myself and putting on an accent.

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I feel so grateful when I see a movie and there's a woman who looks somewhat like me. I'm like, 'Thank you, Samantha Morton!' You know, a woman who feels like a human being. That means so much to me.

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I feel weird when I go to the movies and everybody's faces are perfect.

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I guess I have a strong constitution.

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I guess I've never really had a great desire to be a leading lady, or be seen as an ingenue.

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I know a lot of actors have all these expectations and believe that one thing should lead to another thing, and that's probably the right way to build a career. I don't know what's wrong with me - I just don't think like that!

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I know my mother-in-law would drive two hours to go see a movie that I'm in.

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I like to play the grey areas in life - that's the most uncomfortable place to be. Nobody likes to be in that in-between state where there don't know what's going to happen. There's a lot of tension in that, and a lot of stuff to play with - where it's uncomfortable and awkward and sad and scary.

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I love festivals because I feel like I'm more of a movie fan than a person who's in the film industry.

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I read every single review, because I love film criticism and I'm interested.

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I really like 'Girls.' I know everybody does, but I love 'Girls.'

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I think filmmakers are always interested in getting the best actor that they can find, the person who's the most right for it.

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I think that for me as a person, it's very easy for me to hear, 'It's too difficult.' Or, 'You're not easy to cast.' And, 'You're not beautiful,' and this and that.

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I used to write stories and poetry, but for some reason I have it in my head that if I'm going to write, I have to write a script.

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I was a kid who didn't have a lot of self-esteem.

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I was a very independent teenager.

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I was at university and I was studying modern drama and studying English, and I just was like, 'I don't wanna be in this place. I wanna be acting.'

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I'll audition for something and then the feedback has been, 'The director wants you, the creative people want you, but the studio is saying no.' It's depressing, but I understand. People are investing a lot of money and they want somewhat of a guarantee; they want someone who's been on the cover of magazines.

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I'm not one of those people who can cry on cue. If I have to cry in an audition, I'm like, 'Okay, let me see what I can do.'

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I've definitely had times in my life where I've been depressed and not able to do anything at all.

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I've done a gazillion readings that have gone on to be movies that are made without me.

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If a movie is received badly, and I'm in only one scene of it, I still feel responsible. I feel like it was my fault at all times. If people were like, 'This movie sucks!' I'd be like, 'Well, that's because I'm terrible.'

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If I could be working every day, I would be.

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New Zealanders can be a little hostile.

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People in New Zealand go out of their way to not be impressed by things.

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The acting life is different than I thought it would be. I love it - it's actually a lot less pressure than I thought it would be.

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The interesting thing about acting is using all your own stuff and having some kind of personal catharsis while you're working.

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There's not much of a follow-your-dreams kind of vibe in New Zealand or my family.

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To take a job just so I can go on a fancy vacation doesn't really seem worth it.

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Usually when I am in a movie that is about to come out, if people don't love it, that is fine - I can handle it.

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Even when I'm reading a script where I'm supposed to be looking at the lead role, I'll find myself gravitating toward some small weirdo in a few scenes instead. I'm very instinctive like that and I love the challenge of not having a lot of time to create someone who feels real.

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Everybody goes through challenges. There's stuff that happens personally that's challenging, stuff in work that's difficult, disappointments that happen.

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For a while, I was only being sent fat-girl parts. Seriously? Sometimes I feel like I'm making some kind of radical statement because I'm a size 6.

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I don't know, I love it when I see movies with people who are not super familiar to me or people who I've seen in smaller parts who are suddenly getting a chance to do something bigger. For me that's very exciting.

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