Sigourney Weaver Quotes

Sigourney Weaver Quotes On Acting

Acting as a career is a long term thing and that work is kind of progressive and you can build on a career. It’s part of the great tradition of the theater to me.

I actually have a long apology letter from Robert Brustein, saying, “I’m so sorry this happened to you. I didn’t realize the people who were running the acting department at the drama school hated actors.” They did. And they were fired when I graduated.

I think I have always tried to do the smaller films. I like to jump around and there is something really nice for acting in a smaller film… But I think now, Hollywood’s movies certainly involve a younger generation for the most part and so… I love going back and forth.I think breathing is actually

 

I think breathing is actually the key to a lot of opening up of other parts of yourself that you haven’t used, for any job, but particularly in acting.

Sigourney Weaver Quotes On Character

It’s rather rare when you play an older character in a movie in a supporting role to even get an arc.

I’d be more interested in doing a smaller, character driven thing, rather than another action picture.

My father was always very interested in space. I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mind… maybe closer to Alien. I don’t see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters.

Some of the most intense affairs are between actors and characters. There’s a fire in the human heart and we jump into it with the same obsession as we have with our lovers.

Sigourney Weaver Quotes Comedy

I think that every piece has its challenges. I love going back and forth between one and the other. I’ll always pick a comedy over a drama.

I’ve been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.

People are amazed

People are amazed that I do comedy. I always did comedy.

Sigourney Weaver Quotes On Drama

I actually have a long apology letter from Robert Brustein, saying, “I’m so sorry this happened to you. I didn’t realize the people who were running the acting department at the drama school hated actors.” They did. And they were fired when I graduated.

I had always done theater in extracurricular ways. I’d never been a drama major.

I think that every piece has its challenges. I love going back and forth between one and the other. I’ll always pick a comedy over a drama.

I was discouraged at drama school, along with most of my peers.

Sigourney Weaver Quotes On Film

I think I have always tried to do the smaller films. I like to jump around and there is something really nice for acting in a smaller film… But I think now, Hollywood’s movies certainly involve a younger generation for the most part and so… I love going back and forth.

I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I’ve been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who’s very smart, and wicked.

I love working with young people and young filmmakers, and I love working on first films. I think it’s cool. It’s fun. I just take it as it comes.

I think indie films are really important, because they show the studios and the audiences when they see them, great stories. Really interesting, small stories.

One of the reasons I did

One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn’t really looking for another science fiction film, was that my daughter can see it. She’s 9 and it’s really a good film for all ages.

Sigourney Weaver Quotes On Fun

I’m no Ripley. I had doubts that I could play her as strongly as she had to be played, but I must say that it was fun exploring that side of myself. Women don’t get to do that very often.

I love working with young people and young filmmakers, and I love working on first films. I think it’s cool. It’s fun. I just take it as it comes.

I made fun of myself before everybody else could, so I always got the comic crowns: Freshman Fink, Sophomore Fairy, Junior Birdman. I got all three of them!

Sigourney Weaver Quotes On School

I actually have a long apology letter from Robert Brustein, saying, “I’m so sorry this happened to you. I didn’t realize the people who were running the acting department at the drama school hated actors.” They did. And they were fired when I graduated.

I was discouraged at drama school, along with most of my peers.

Art school is a very

Art school is a very difficult thing to run in a generous, humane way, because academic power is somehow very corrupting.

I still am in touch with several friends from high school. I don’t go to reunions much. I’m afraid that if I go back to the school, they’ll suddenly go, ‘You know what? We’ve checked the records and you still have one more French class. Get back in here.’

I was at an all-girls’ school, so there were a lot of us who were really awkward. I was this tall when I was 11, so I was really awkward and self-conscious. No one would really have wanted to be mean to me. I was too unimportant.

Sorry men, but I think boys are a little more oblivious in high school. Girls are just more sensitive. We’re so concerned about how we look and how we’re doing.

I still am in touch with several friends from high school. I don’t go to reunions much. I’m afraid that if I go back to the school, they’ll suddenly go, ‘You know what? We’ve checked the records and you still have one more French class. Get back in here.’

Sigourney Weaver Quotes On Father

I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I’m sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled.

My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather’s house and watched the planes go over.

Sigourney Weaver Quotes On Feelings

What makes these creatures so awful is the feeling that they can use us in ways too horrible to imagine-and yet, we DO imagine them, which makes it worse than seeing it.

It is one proof of a good

It is one proof of a good education and of true refinement of feeling, to respect antiquity.

People who run environmental groups and things like that, who have to listen to all kinds of nonsense and keep their tempers, are very diplomatic and very inclusive.

Sigourney Weaver Quotes On Science Fiction

I don’t really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.

I think that’s what I really dig about science fiction these days – we’ve caught up to it in a way. It’s no longer about people with huge brains. Now it’s really much more, as Jim Cameron says, the nature of being human. What it is to be human in society. How to retain one’s humanity in society.