“It always happens in places where you’d rather not be recognized. Like one time, I was just getting ready to go to bed, but I had this craving for a glass of milk. So I go to the supermarket, and I have like no makeup on, and this couple comes up to me and they’re like ‘Thursday night!’. They sort of yelled it across the vegetable bin, and I’m like, ‘Okay, don’t look at me, I look awful. I’m going over here by the celery now.'” On getting recognized by fans
“It was very unexpected. I was nervous and didn’t know what I was doing. It just happened to work out”. On her Gilmore Girls audition
“I was driving to work at 5.30 in the morning, and I ended up right next to a bus that had a huge picture of me on the side of it. They were all over L.A. but it was the first time I’d seen one. I don’t know if it was because it was so early or what, but that freaked me out.”
“Before I got Gilmore Girls, I was modeling. I went in for a call and was told, “Sweetie, you need to lose two inches off those hips”. I was 14. So I just replied, “I have more jobs than I can do. I’m in high school. I can’t go to all the trouble of losing the two inches, so I’ll pass”. Someone might tell you to lose weight, but you can say no”.
“Sometimes I feel like I am an old person trapped in a young person’s body. I’m boring. I go to movies. I read. That’s about it.”
“The success of the show (Gilmore Girls) is overwhelming. It’s like being Alice at the Mad Hatter’s tea party because you never know what’s going to happen next.”
“I was at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for a year and I loved it. There are a lot of really creative people, there is a constant exchange of an ideas. We talk about what’s been done [in film] and all the rules for filmmaking and then we talk about how to break them.”
“I had never played someone who had to be as tough as her, to be a cop and think the way she does. She comes from such a competitive place, trying to prove herself. And she has this underlying anger from her family life … She’s sensitive – maybe too sensitive. To make up for it, she has to act tough.” On her character in The Kate Logan Affair