Inspirational Quotes from Elizabeth Reaser

By | July 1, 2016

People who know me would say they get a kick out of the fact that I’m always playing nice people, not that I’m not a nice person, but it’s not a defining element.

Elizabeth Reaser

I was a total bad girl growing up.

Elizabeth Reaser

In my free time, I love to lay in bed.

Elizabeth Reaser

It’s interesting to me that I get cast as mothers and really maternal, sweet, nice people… Maybe I have a vulnerability or something; maybe that’s what it is.

Elizabeth Reaser

I think part of the fun of being an actor is getting to work with different directors and seeing their take on it, what they’re passionate about. They all have different ideas about your character.

Elizabeth Reaser

My career’s been a steady, interesting, weird, frustrating, fun journey at all different times.

Elizabeth Reaser

I really wanted to do plays since I was a little girl. I wanted to go to Juilliard and to learn, but then I really fell in love with doing film and television along the way.

Elizabeth Reaser

I think Chris Weitz is an amazing director, and his sensibility – I wouldn’t even know how to articulate it – it’s just, he’s a very sensitive, interesting guy.

Elizabeth Reaser

Sometimes I think your face and your bearing and your energy have so much more to do with the jobs you get than the actual work and the time and the effort that you put in, or the talent even.

Elizabeth Reaser

I’m often uncomfortable with girliness, to be honest.

Elizabeth Reaser

I don’t like to watch myself. For the most part, I find it weird. It depresses me; I’m very critical.

Elizabeth Reaser

Mostly I work really unconsciously, and I think if the scenes are really well written, which they are, and if I just throw myself into it, I don’t really think about it.

Elizabeth Reaser

I’ve stayed away from Twitter for a long time because I sort of didn’t trust myself with such an intimate but very public way of relating to the world, but I feel like I’ve studied it enough.

Elizabeth Reaser

I think women who don’t understand boundaries are fascinating.

Elizabeth Reaser

I love ‘True Blood!’

Elizabeth Reaser

I get cast a lot of times in movies with nice people for some reason – because I have a nice face or something.

Elizabeth Reaser

I love, love, love to rehearse, but when you’re rehearsing and then you go do it at night, it’s a very weird thing, because you’re incorporating all these new things.

Elizabeth Reaser

I’m not trying to take anything away from film acting, because it’s also really hard, and I worship the people who are great at it. But to actually have to go out on stage night after night and do it with your audience right there is so wild and scary and exciting and fun and all the things that I remember loving about it.

Elizabeth Reaser

I needed to do a play. I needed to learn how to act again, in a focused, all-encompassing way, and a really challenging play is a great way to do that.

Elizabeth Reaser

I was 16. In the middle of the night, I took a taxi to the Detroit train station – or maybe it was the Pontiac train station? – and got on a train to Chicago, then transferred to a train to San Diego where my boyfriend was living at the time.

Elizabeth Reaser

I love kids. My sister has four boys, and I’m obsessed with them.

Elizabeth Reaser

I don’t connect to a certain girliness or talking about girly things – I feel unauthentic and uncomfortable in that world – maybe I’m just more butch than I realize! I have, however, been fortunate to have a number of great girlfriends. You don’t meet as many girls as you do guys in my line of work, so I do cherish my friendships.

Elizabeth Reaser

I’m friends with Elizabeth Banks – she’s a great actress but not actressy at all. She’s very cool. I adore her.

Elizabeth Reaser

My father raised me from the time I was 12 years old. And it would never occur to me that I wouldn’t be strong – I wasn’t raised like that.

Elizabeth Reaser

It’s funny to be playing a mom. I mean, I’m not a mom in real life. I don’t even have a dog.

Elizabeth Reaser

I was really bad until I was 18.

Elizabeth Reaser

Eventually, I realized that I would not have a life until I buckled down. Once I did, I auditioned for Juilliard – and that changed everything.

Elizabeth Reaser

I wanted to do plays. But then I got out of school and started getting jobs in movies and TV. And I seemed more suited to that. I like the intimacy of working for the camera, the size of performance it requires. I love getting into tiny moments.

Elizabeth Reaser

It is hard to date anywhere… I think you just get a little older and hopefully a clearer idea of who you – I don’t know. It is hard.

Elizabeth Reaser

I have dated an actor or two. I’ve tried not to, but then, I don’t want to be racist against actors.

Elizabeth Reaser

I pretty much adore all my exes. I try to stay friends with them if I can.

Elizabeth Reaser

I think, psychics, there are some people that really are psychic, and it doesn’t make sense, but why should it make sense?

Elizabeth Reaser

To me, there’s so much we don’t understand about our world, and I think it’s really fascinating to see these people come up with the stuff that they come up with.

Elizabeth Reaser

The Cullens, they’re an interesting group of vampires. They’re all really good but kind of bad. I mean, they are still vampires.

Elizabeth Reaser

I don’t wear sweatpants out as much as I would like. I would prefer to be in sweatpants most of the time.

Elizabeth Reaser

It’s surprisingly hard to play a vampire and feel believable. I mean, you want to be able to at least believe yourself.

Elizabeth Reaser

I did a film called ‘Puccini for Beginners,’ which was a romantic comedy, and I always wanted to do more, but I kept doing drama.

Elizabeth Reaser

Maybe I don’t see enough television, but it seems there aren’t many shows that are romantic comedies that are an hour long where you’re not solving a crime or being a doctor.

Elizabeth Reaser

You really have to listen and be vulnerable and open to the other actors and the environment.

Elizabeth Reaser

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