You always see that red-carpet, flashing-camera kind of thing on TV, and then you're standing on the red carpet posing. I think the definition of awkward is a line of 20 photographers who are taking your picture and you're supposed to pose for them in front of a bunch of people.
I went to national piano competitions and did that whole circuit. Then I played professionally to support myself when I moved out to LA.
Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.
John Waters has certainly gotten to a place in his life where he doesn't do anything he doesn't want to do. He's always been that way, but at this point, he's greatly respected for it.
In my fantasy I was always the savior. I would come to Peanuts land and save everybody. Charlie Brown would fall madly in love with me. Peppermint Patty was so jealous.
You have to really concentrate on piano or acting. You can't do both.
I love singing. I just did a musical. It was interesting how people I knew in the audience affected my performance.
My goal is to just keep playing roles that are different from the roles I've played before.
I was so happy that it filmed in New York not only because it's an amazing city, but also because a lot of people across the world somehow started to think about New York as a dangerous place to be and envisioned it as some war zone after that happened.
There's some pianos you play and your fingers don't really sink into the keys. But I like when you play a loud, passionate section-your fingers really sink in and you can just make the room really sing with noise. I like a really singing tone, a rich, full tone.
On-screen relationships are the best because you don't have to worry about saying the wrong things. And if the guy's got a girlfriend, or I'm not attracted to him, it's even better. It's just my character kissing his character.
I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer.
All of those art-based fields are similar in that they're all hard to make a living in and they all require an intense amount of training and discipline.
It occured to me the other day that I've made out with more people on camera than I have in real life!
When I was a kid, my dream was to be a farmer and marry Charlie Brown. I wanted to rescue him and make him happy. Besides, he was always lusting after the little redhead girl.
I'd never been to a prom, I had never had the whole high school experience. I think I was kind of an anomaly. I don't think they knew where to put me.
Redheads get so stereotyped. You're either exotic and wild or totally Victorian.
It's interesting to see what people come up with and what they say that isn't true. I read on one site that I collect wigs and I like to wear kabuki makeup. I've never worn kabuki makeup in my life, and I own three wigs, which I've worn on occasion for fun-just to surprise people.
Pianos tend to get better as they age, the more you play them. They grow into their sound.
I wanted to do a movie about being really good at something, yet being socially awkward and not as advanced in your personal life as you are in your creative life.
I was just offered a movie where they said, specifically, that I was going to have to be topless. I had to pass on it.