Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quote of the Day (Melissa Leo, on Why So Many Actors Smoke)

“It’s a friendship thing, a companionship thing. An actor’s life is fairly lonely. There might well be more working female actors who live single lives, and that exacerbates the loneliness of being an actor. For me, a lot of it is the companionship of your little friends in a box. It’s reliable.”—Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo, on why “a surprising amount of actors smoke,” especially actresses, quoted in Andrew Goldman, “The Truth Will Get You Fired: Melissa Leo on Self-Promotion, Imaginary Boyfriends and How to Lose a Job,” The New York Times Sunday Magazine, September 16, 2012

(Photo of Melissa Leo, April 2009, at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Woody Allen's film Whatever Works, taken by David Shankbone.)

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