Film profiles

V magazine:

“We [women] always have to make excuses for our behavior. So I’m just interested in being part of films where the excuses are removed.” —Laura Dern

“In Dope, I represented a whole different perspective on the ’hood. We’re not all gangsters, but we can be pushed to our limits.” —Shameik Moore

“I definitely don’t have a problem doing sex scenes, but I tend to like to do things that initially make me feel a bit nervous.” —Riley Keough

“I looked at a bunch of [hysteria] cases, and what’s in the film is definitely based on a real phenomenon, but we wanted it to be more magical and allegorical than just symptom-based.” —Anna Rose Holmer

“I guess Nick [Jonas] is used to those high-intensity events…There was a moment on the carpet during the premiere when there was a million flashes going off and he just grabbed my shoulder and was like, ‘Dude, look at this.'” —Ben Schnetzer

““A couple years ago, Annie Hall became a really important film to me. The writing style, but also the human elements to all of Woody Allen’s movies.” —Nick Jonas

“I tend to put a lot of love into things, and I’ve heard that sometimes I get too crazy, so maybe I’m not the best woman to come in to act for a day.” —Jena Malone

“I was a little conflicted in the beginning about…baring it all. Many of my colleagues and friends thought it would be absolutely detrimental to my career. But that ended up making it more alluring. I suppose I thought, Well, if you’re gonna go out you might as well go out in a blaze of glory. Or…a bang.” —Karl Glusman

“As a kid, chemical depression came over me so fast, and stayed for so long. I’d had to go to camp every summer, and I was a bed wetter and it was humiliating, and I knew that feeling of being homesick. [Depression] was exactly that feeling, but there was more despair, because I was home.” —Sarah Silverman

“I’m afraid that maybe people think there’s more personality than acting ability. What I did on Big Love, Hit & Miss, and American Horror Story, it’s not like I’m just playing the same character over and over again. I would like to be respected more as an actress.” —Chloë Sevigny

“You don’t want her to just be another Manic Pixie Dream Girl that just comes in and changes this guy’s life and then edges away slowly, saying all these really profound things in her last moments of life.” —Olivia Cooke

Dazed & Confused:

“I’ve been presented in very extreme versions, but I’m the one who said all this bullshit. I wasn’t misquoted.” —Christina Ricci

“There’s a point in the kitchen when James [Franco] is showing me how to kiss a man, and I’m thinking about whether I should do it. Because I know what’s gonna happen if I do it.” —Sean Avery

“‘I wouldn’t call [Jim Jarmusch] a cult icon. Giving something that title is just a way to sell it, and it negates the reality of a person’s input.” —Anton Yelchin