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By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

My role models are Bettie Page and Mia Kirshner. Every day when Mia comes to work she raises the bar for us all.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Beals

The L Word reaffirmed that good storytelling has a way of creating community. Fans everywhere have been connecting with each other online, in public and at home-viewing parties.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

For some people, they may categorize it as "gay love". And for me, I simply see it as love. And there's no corner of the universe where love cannot abide and grow.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Love is large; love defies limits. People talk about the sanctity of love -- love is by definition sacred. Not some love between some people, but all love between all people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Of course, the surest way to free yourself from an existential crisis is through comedy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

[On how she goes about trying to live authentically] Well really listening to my point of view and if I am on a set, say, that doesn't really value a woman's point of view, regardless of how they feel, continuing to give my point of view and try to find a way to be heard and not diminishing myself because other people are diminishing me. Because that, I think, is the worst temptation that, you know, you judge yourself by how others are judging you, and to fall into that trap is to walk into the realm of self-annihilation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Whether it's that moment in acting when everything is suspended and you're not yourself, or breaking through the veil of a very long run or swim, or hearing my daughter laugh they are all pathways to what I think God must be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Even when I think about the fact that energy can become matter and matter can become energy, I have a very strong feeling that there's something afterward.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

At any given moment in your life, you have the choice between love and fear. And that's a choice you make. You make the choice of how you react to events.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Oh, this absolute loneliness and the game - loving to play the game, loving to go and tell stories to men that certainly weren't true, just for the sport of it, just to see how they would react.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Being part of The L Word made me realize how much more television can be that what I had experienced in my lifetime in terms of being able to be of service to people. I had so many fans come up to me who were really deeply appreciative of the show and what it had meant for them and their own sense of identity and their own sense of inclusion in our society and in our culture.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

I don't usually see what I've done. I don't often watch the film or watch the show. It's really about that experience on-set and within the scene. Because later, when the film comes out or the show comes out it's the editor's realm or the director's realm. But that moment on set, that's that electricity between me and another actor, and that's really what excites me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Beals

When you start projecting on the future - "Oh my God, I gotta do this and I'm not there yet" - well, of course you're not there yet because you're here now. That time will come. I try to stay in the moment as much as I can and find whatever joy I can in that moment, no matter what it is. Then it doesn't feel as stressful.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

I think the central metaphor of the movie is this notion of what the advertising industry does. In order to make someone want to buy something, they first have to make them feel bad about who they are in order to sell them that thing which will make them whole again, and happy again.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Beals

What is their potential for evil; what is their potential for wickedness? That's the only time that those characters become interesting to watch.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

[Demystifying lesbian sex for an interviewer] In a way, the sex isn't really that different... From what I can tell, no, not really. All the things that men and women do together, think of everything that men and women do together, women and women can do together. And that makes you realize that sex is just simply about connecting with another person, or about intimacy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Beals

The love scenes that worked, regardless of the director, were the ones where the actors weren't fearful. When somebody was fearful, you could see it right away. It takes you out of the story, and that's to be avoided at all costs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

By annihilating somebody else in whatever way, then that person feels that they also have the ability to, then, restore the person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Inside every woman there is a Kali. [Hindu goddess who morphed into seven hidden beings to win a battle] Do not mistake the exterior for the interior.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

I hope through The L Word to become an honorary member of the gay tribe. I cherish the thought that some young girl or woman somewhere may one night turn on the television and for the first time ever see her life represented - not as an isolated incident but as a multiplicity. Her overwhelming fear may have been that she might never find her tribe, she might never find love and now she knows that they are both out there waiting for her.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

[Speaking about same-sex marriage] It's about familiarity, and I think the only reason they're uncomfortable with the notion of same-sex marriages is because they haven't come into contact with gay and lesbian couples enough to understand that it's about love - and that it is a civil right.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

I think that the two of them have been doing this for a really long time and it is more like sport. Yes, they would love to find a lasting relationship, but it's not likely to happen the way they are going about it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

[On yoga] Once you've completed a wonderful class, you get a sense of the deepest, purest part of yourself. You feel like you are connected to everybody else in the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

It looks like a marathon. And I'm proud that I'm not a DNF (did not finish). I'm not a DNF yet. I just kept going. I think that's been the key is just to keep going and really try to get better and try to be as truthful as I can and hope that good things come my way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Beals

You can have the 'golden rule' - do unto others as you would have others do unto you. But then you take it one step farther - where you just do good unto others, period. Just for the sake of it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

One of the problems is that the notion of cancer has been so normalized. You hear about it so often, and it's not ok... it's not ok to normalize this disease. And with all of the pinkwashing that goes on where companies are selling products based on breast cancer month it's a lovely gesture, but consumers get so used to it that it becomes more normal.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Women are so often segregated to their sexuality, and how they appear. In fact, there's a lot of talk, even now, I think in most jobs this is true... people will say, when a woman rises to power, they ask, 'who did she sleep with?' You know, it couldn't possibly be about her acumen, it couldn't possibly be about her intelligence. It's got to be about her body, because that's how women get ahead.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

For me, running is about freedom. I find that the freer I feel, the faster I am.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

I'm not always really calm, but I try not to get taken away by things that are incredibly transitory.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

I'm interested when people will stand up for themselves. I'm always interested in that moment when someone decides it's not good enough, and even though it's painful, they're willing to make a change.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

In North America, people get a sense that something is really wrong in government and in our culture. There is a corruption, not only in politics, but of spirit as well, when people are so quick to be violent with one another. I think everybody would like to be able to find a solution to make things better. We have the desire to reform inside of us, and we get frustrated because we don't know how to change things, even if it comes to our own behavior. Sometimes you get frustrated because you don't know how to stop that thing that you know is either hurtful to yourself or someone else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

I am strong-willed, and I am driven, and I am passionate... but I don't have... a central cause... a motivating cause, I don't know what that would be... other than trying to tell the truth when I work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

For The Chicago Code, I did some boxing. It makes you stand differently when you know you can punch someone out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

[Her message to women and girls of the world] You are more powerful than you can possibly imagine. You are more powerful than you can possibly imagine. And it is incumbent upon you to use that power - not only for yourself, but for everyone else around you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Beals

When you have to play a character that seems to be a relatively decent person and seems to be like yourself, I think the trick in that kind of character, so that you don't become a cliche, is to find where their weaknesses are.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Beals

You can make yourself feel better about yourself if you project your shadow side, if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else. By annihilating them and, therefore, your shadow, you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

It doesn't seem as if there's that much of a difference between a big production and a little production, other than you have a smaller space in which to get dressed and you have a shorter waiting time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There's not a lot of love going around.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Beals

When I was younger, I enjoyed being strong, and I loved it when my heart was very strong, but I think it was also about submitting to the cultural idea that if you're a 22-year-old woman, you have to look a certain way. I'm not into that anymore. But I do appreciate it when my clothes fit.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

I think science and spirituality are one and the same, I don't think they're really different. The film makes pretty clear that quantum physics is validating all kinds of spiritual teachings.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Love is the most dangerous thing in the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Oftentimes what happens is that the writer understands one character, but they don't understand the other one, and the other one ends up not being written as well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

I knew there was something I had to do yesterday. I couldn't remember what it is. I can't figure it out. I know it's a holiday. I know I don't have a meeting. It's very confusing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

I think for me, when I'm looking at a script I really try to consider what experience am I embarking upon, because for me it's really about the experience.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

It's been perfect. I can still ride a subway and work with great people. I can't imagine being Julia Roberts. I don't have the fortitude to withstand that kind of attention.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

I've had some of the best craft services on independent movies, actually, because they get more creative, generally, with a smaller budget. The work is still the same. I didn't really notice the difference other than I was getting dressed behind a curtain, basically.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Beals

We can have the final word on hate, neglect, disease and all the other insidious characters that still script their way into our stories...for now, but not forever.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Just when you think you know something, it gets turned around and challenged in some way. But those changes are welcome because you end up learning more.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Beals

It has been said, "History is written by the victors." I take this to mean we can make ourselves victorious by writing, and then rewriting our own stories. In a country and culture so dominated by media, by the manipulation of words and stories, telling the tales of people whose stories historically have not been told is a radical act and I believe an act that can change the world and help rewrite history.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Beals

Everything has its cycle. I think it's appropriate for us to be ending now. But the beauty of storytelling, and the beauty of film and television is that it continues on.