16 Quotes From Annette Bening

16 Quotes From Annette Bening
16 Quotes From Annette Beninge

I have huge chunks of time when I'm not working.

Annette Bening

When I started in the theater, I'd do plays by Shakespeare or Ibsen or Chekhov, and they all created great women's roles.

Annette Bening

It used to be the one or the other, right? You were the 'bad girl' or the 'good girl' or the 'bad mother' or 'the good mother,' 'the horrible businesswoman who eschewed her children' or 'the earth mother who was happy to be at home baking pies,' all of that stuff that we sort of knew was a lie.

It used to be the one or the other, right? You were the 'bad girl' or the 'good girl' or the 'bad mother' or 'the good mother,' 'the horrible businesswoman who eschewed her children' or 'the earth mother who was happy to be at home baking pies,' all of that stuff that we sort of knew was a lie.

Annette Bening

I love the craft of acting, I love learning, I love everything that comes with the new project; the whole process is totally intoxicating to me.

I love the craft of acting, I love learning, I love everything that comes with the new project; the whole process is totally intoxicating to me.

Annette Bening

There's love for your parents, your family, your spouse, your partner, your friends, but the nature of the connection you have with your child, there's nothing like it. It has its own character and it's so serious and so powerful, and so it's a prism through which I see everything.

There's love for your parents, your family, your spouse, your partner, your friends, but the nature of the connection you have with your child, there's nothing like it. It has its own character and it's so serious and so powerful, and so it's a prism through which I see everything.

Annette Bening

I don't see myself as having to compete with younger actresses; I don't feel that.

I don't see myself as having to compete with younger actresses; I don't feel that.

Annette Bening

Find the story you want to tell. If you don't want to write it, find somebody to write it.

Find the story you want to tell. If you don't want to write it, find somebody to write it.

Annette Bening

With movies, so much of it is, 'Who is the human being that is going to be directing it?' Because it is their medium. In a way, you are serving the director, and when it is someone that you feel you can have a lot of confidence in, it can make a big difference.

With movies, so much of it is, 'Who is the human being that is going to be directing it?' Because it is their medium. In a way, you are serving the director, and when it is someone that you feel you can have a lot of confidence in, it can make a big difference.

Annette Bening

I just want to be educated.

I just want to be educated.

Annette Bening

Most people are looking for something to give their life meaning.

Most people are looking for something to give their life meaning.

Annette Bening

What makes us love a character is a character that tries.

What makes us love a character is a character that tries.

Annette Bening

Having a life outside of movies is like pure oxygen. It makes the work more precious and informed.

Having a life outside of movies is like pure oxygen. It makes the work more precious and informed.

Annette Bening

We all get lost along the way, but hopefully we figure out some sort of path. It helps if you can imagine the process as well as the goal. Those kinds of dreams are easier to achieve.

We all get lost along the way, but hopefully we figure out some sort of path. It helps if you can imagine the process as well as the goal. Those kinds of dreams are easier to achieve.

Annette Bening

Most women would say they relate to 'Hedda Gabler' - there's a part of her in them. Ibsen was writing about a deep ambivalence that many women feel about domesticity. I think about myself and friends of mine - we have some of Hedda's qualities and traits.

Most women would say they relate to 'Hedda Gabler' - there's a part of her in them. Ibsen was writing about a deep ambivalence that many women feel about domesticity. I think about myself and friends of mine - we have some of Hedda's qualities and traits.

Annette Bening

I've made some movies that I really loved that nobody saw.

I've made some movies that I really loved that nobody saw.

Annette Bening

I am in awe of Ruth Draper.

I am in awe of Ruth Draper.

Annette Bening

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