Monday, August 25, 2014

Sela Ward Quotes

1. I feel like only now in my life do I really get it - do I feel that sense of calm. And I feel very grounded. I feel much more confident. I feel, you know, sexier, more intelligent, more to offer, more wisdom, more life experience to draw from.


2. I have decided not to do the spa. Too time consuming.


3. I loved the challenge of doing something I had never done. I'd never done a medical show, a procedural show...There is not much time to really delve into the emotions. It's very quick-paced and clipped. It's not about sitting on a sofa and talking about how we're feeling.


4. Mississippi desperately needs it. We don't have the luxury of oil companies behind us like Louisiana. We're still the poorest state in the nation.

5. And so much of my life has been about returning home and longing for home, wanting my children to know about my roots. And I thought I can't be the only one to feel this way so I thought it would be an interesting topic to explore.


6. I think Stacy is like a window into him, his vulnerability, his heart, because he does have one somewhere.

7. So far, my forties have been the best time of my life. If I can hold a banner for women in their forties that says life isn't over and sexiness isn't over, then great.


8. I think things like food, the food of the south is sort of the common tie that binds us all, Black and White, the sense memories. It's a very particular part of the country.




9. I haven't heard anything about a reunion show for "Sisters". But if the script was good I would do it.


10. I always carry Evian bottle and sunscreen.

11. It meant that I would have to sit up and get closer, because I can't hear Cancers. They tend to speak very lowly, and usually they need a little coaxing.

12. And so I was doing that and starving and somebody said you should model and I ran when they told me how much money you could make and I did a television commercial the first job.


13. He's in every scene, almost, and has, if you'll notice, paragraphs of dialogue. I mean, an extraordinary amount of dialogue... That in between scenes, there isn't a lot of chitchat.


14. I use products from my dermatologist but the best things you can do for your skin, are not smoke, always use sunscreen and drink a lot of water.


15. For example, when my mother died, the people who showed up just to put an apron on to cook, people who really do the right thing, so to speak, as my momma would always say to show that they care, a sense of community that we've lost so much in our country.

16. Which is a wonderful irony, I have property there. I go back every chance I get. One of the main reasons I actually wrote the book, agreed to write it having never wanted to do that in my life, very intimidating by the way to write a book.

17. For me, Los Angeles, New York, where I don't know my neighbors, where people don't necessarily care if they know their neighbors, I'm missing things that truly fed my soul when I was younger, the exchanges between people, the caring and the shared history with people.



18. I would consider a half hour sitcom if the script was good.

19. It's about, I did talk about my life in broad strokes and what home meant to me in order to really explore the subject of home and can you go back and what that means for people in that sense of community that we've lost.

20. Yes and our obsession with youth in our culture and how we, women lie about their age after 35 obsessively and no one wants to let anyone know they're getting older, et cetera.



21. If I wasn't an actress I would run a fortune 500 company.

22. However, most of my part, I play a pediatrician, and most of my role had to do with being in another place, staying at the hospital and trying to save kids and stay until people could come. So, it was more based on reality.



23. My kids enjoy the Disney program "Lizzy McGuire".

24. You do become very close like a family but because you see each other for such an intense period of time on the set everyday. You really don't end up socializing that much.


25. Oh, definitely and I talk about all the things that I really needed to make me happy at that point in time were outside of Mississippi, and now all the things that I need to make me happy are back there.

26. Most of the press is sent to my publicist so I do see most of what is written about me.


27. As for ABC you can't take it personally. We had three good years.


28. No not at all…it is rare for shows to make it as long as "Once and Again"…It was a pretty good run.



29. I have a strong belief in God…I find religion to be a very personal thing…I am also very spiritual.

30. He gets to say all of the things that everybody wishes they could say. The irreverence of the character, and he is gorgeous.


31. From a morality point of view, I wouldn't even go near...But in terms of making an interesting show, I'm sure they'll have to struggle with it.

32. Well I started studying to help me with these commercial auditions and I just loved it.

33. Billy Campbell who is… I…truly one of the most talented actors today.


34. I certainly don't think we got the coverage that we need or the attention or the realization that Mississippi is in dire straits and in the condition it is.



35. A celebrity can help put a spotlight on a problem, a crisis and a need…I'll be sending a check to the Salvation Army. I'm going to do whatever I can.


36. I'm thrilled to be a part of Mississippi Rising... as it will raise much-needed funds for the recovery efforts that lie ahead. Mississippi's gown may be torn and tattered, but she will prevail.


37. I had an art teacher who's the reason I got there in high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama. That's where she had gone and kept raving over their art department.


38. (after being rejected for the femme fatale role in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) at age 39) I'd never felt more sexy and more confident as a woman, and more ready as an actress. Yet, as I quickly discovered, if you were over 35, you weren't any of those things as far as Hollywood is concerned.

39. With so much focus on New Orleans, the important thing to remember is the dire straits in Mississippi...We wanted to show how much help we need and how people can help.



40. You do become very close like a family but because you see each other for such an intense period of time on the set everyday. You really don't end up socializing that much.


41. I swore I'd never do another hour show…until I read the first page of this script and I just hooked into Lily's character so much and the writing.









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