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Bill Nighy Refuses to Do Shakespeare Without Access to a Righteous Pair of Leather Pants

“The absence of classical work in my repertoire is due to the fact I can’t wear those trousers. It makes me sound very shallow, but I’ve done some really serious plays in a decent lounge suit.”—Bill Nighy on the shortage of flattering pantaloons [Guardian UK]

“We’re trying to figure out when and how we should do that. We’re going to meet with all the guys and see if we can actually pull this off. With Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd, they’re in different places with their careers; it’s a lot harder to get us all together. And believe me, I’m not taking a pay cut, no way, absolutely not!”—Will Ferrell, one of Forbes magazine’s most overpaid actors, will only do an Anchorman sequel if he’s overpaid [Showbiz Spy]

“I don’t really like those albums where every song is a different person — that Santana thing, that’s not interesting to me. But I think he’s a really interesting guitar player. It’s like one of those army trays with the compartments. You don’t want the potatoes to get mixed in with the peas.”—Jack White [MTV]

“I’m surprised as probably most everyone is, everyone but my mother, who’s like, ‘No. I knew it.’ No, she’s not, actually. She’s shocked, as well. But not a day goes by when I don’t count my blessings and have an awareness of how fortunate I am. I don’t come from a classically trained background. I don’t have, like, movie-star looks. Let’s face it. I’m kind of a shitty actor. So, so, I; no, no, no, no, no. I’m fishing for compliments.”—Self-deprecating Justin Long [Dark Horizons]

“I was 13, I lied in the theater — I said I was 17. I came out of the theater; I took a walk, and that was the day I decided to become an actress so that I could get to meet Pedro one day.”—Penélope Cruz on her rebellious excursion to see Almodovar’s Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down [Female First]

“Before Twilight, I did any movie that I could and I tried to make the best of it afterwards. But now, you’re expected to come and provide, not only economic viability at the box office, but also a smashing performance as well. When no one’s watching your movies and you get a part, you can do whatever the hell you want. I don’t have that luxury anymore.”—Robert Pattinson [Parade]

Bill Nighy Refuses to Do Shakespeare Without Access to a Righteous Pair of Leather Pants