Yes, I Did Say That!
I’m getting older, and the actresses stay younger. I don’t want to become Clint Eastwood, where his love interests seem 50 years younger than him. Anyhow, sex scenes are terribly exposing and rarely of any use in learning about character.”
— Ewan McGregor
On no longer wanting to do nude scenes.
“I promised my kids that the next show I do will not be a law show. They’re ready to do an intervention at this point. But I am still fascinated by the law.”
— David E. Kelley
The Harry’s Law, Boston Legal, Ally McBeal and The Practice writer and creator, on deciding to make his upcoming NBC show Wonder Woman.
“I know what hell he’s living in. I’ve had psychotic episodes in public. One of them was on camera — the opening scene of Apocalypse Now.”
— Martin Sheen
On being able to relate to his son Charlie’s recent public meltdowns.
“We really tried, but sometimes we feel guilty of tokenism. ‘Oh, we have to wedge African-American chicks in there.’ We always want to cast for ethnic diversity; it’s just that for whatever reason, they don’t come forward. I wish they would.”
— Mike Fleiss
The Bachelor creator, on wishing the ABC reality show’s cast was more diverse.
“I’ve never met this guy. I saw that as well. I was like: ‘You’re really famous, man — what are you doing? You don’t need to use me to make up stories.’ ”
— Robert Pattinson
On reading about Justin Bieber’s claims that the two recently partied together.
“You know, I’m partial to a blazer, so I would maybe say Suze Orman. I like a nice blazer. Also, I like Rachel Maddow’s haircut. … The moment 30 Rock gets canceled, I’m getting that haircut.”
— Tina Fey
The actress, asked at the GLAAD Media Awards which TV lesbian’s fashion sense she admires.
“He didn’t get there.”
— Bruce Vilanch
The Oscars joke writer, commenting on the widely panned performance of this year’s co-host James Franco.
“Bruce, he let me down.”
— James Franco
The actor, tweeting about Vilanch’s comments. He also posted a photo of himself with Vilanch over which he wrote: “James f---ed up the Oscars. Trust me, I KNOW comedy. I mean, come on, I write for Bette Midler.” It was later removed.
“I feel like a loser. … I thought I’d be married and have three or four kids. I always knew I wanted to be an actress, but I think I always wanted a quote-unquote normal life because I had a very untraditional upbringing.”
— Kate Walsh
On being 43 and not having children.
“Just had lunch w/ @jarradpaul where I had the unfortunate task of telling him I was passing on his script. He almost cried. It was so cute.”
— Dana Brunetti
The Trigger Street Productions president, tweeting about a meeting with Yes Man writer and Monk actor Jarrad Paul.