Elizabeth Pena quotes

  • I love acting. When I'm acting I feel like I'm on vacation. I'm just having a wonderful time. The nightmare is just getting the work to happen.
    -- Elizabeth Pena

    #Vacation #Acting #Nightmare

  • Every time I work with a European director, I find they hire the person that captures the spirit of the role. Americans tend to hire the best face. The person that looks more like the role, whether they can perform the role or not is a bonus.
    -- Elizabeth Pena

    #Bonus #Faces #Directors

  • Sayles could pull a performance out of a dog. I'm serious. He was just amazing. The world could fall apart and he remained on neutral.
    -- Elizabeth Pena

    #Dog #Fall #World

  • When I'm not working, my family and I have a house in the San Juan Islands. We've been here since '94.
    -- Elizabeth Pena

    #Islands #House #Juan

  • I can take a week's vacation - maybe a week and a half - but after that, I'm itching to go back to work.

  • There is a bit of acting involved when you get in front of a camera for a video. Even when you perform onstage, you're putting on a show.

  • I never consciously got into comedy. It was sort of one of those things where I was a theater student, I was acting, I was doing comedy, I was doing dramatic stuff, so it's been something that I've always done and enjoyed doing and had an instinct to be relatively good at.

  • I never really wanted to write and wanted to focus on acting.

  • Through theater and acting school, I found a way to articulate myself.

  • Acting, to me, has been many things: It's a business, and it's a craft, and it's a political act - it's whatever adjective is most applicable.

  • There is an excitement about having nightmares.

  • There's no nightmare you can't wake yourself up from.

  • Horror, for me, has to involve some sort of fantasy. Horror is something that is in your dreams or your nightmares.

  • I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn't a nightmare.