Top Quotes from Jennifer Saunders

By | May 3, 2017

At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering.

Jennifer Saunders

I’m a walkawayer. If someone brings me a really crap meal in a restaurant I will tell them it’s wonderful and then just never go to the restaurant again. I think that’s the best way to do it generally, rather than sit and fight and annoy your head. Just pretend to enjoy it and then leave.

Jennifer Saunders

You get crushes on people. You have to see them every day in that week. They’re a fantastic person, and it could be a man or a woman.

Jennifer Saunders

Me just being myself in public or on TV is the biggest nightmare in the world.

Jennifer Saunders

Men would find it much harder because men have such odd personal relationships with each other. They don’t really emotionally connect, whereas women do. I think women become very close.

Jennifer Saunders

I can remember the first face-lift show that came on. I rang up everyone – are you watching? I’m watching.

Jennifer Saunders

Well, I’m lucky because, you see, I’ll probably bounce back from this role.

Jennifer Saunders

I grew up with a mother who, every time she saw something, would say, I’m going to look that up. And I’ve become that person – I’ve become the reference-book person.

Jennifer Saunders

I remember when the first police scary video thing came out, and you thought, wow, ooh, look at this, come and look, come and look. And now it’s on every channel.

Jennifer Saunders

I’d much rather have sat there and just been a fly on the wall, instead of having to smile at people. I’d rather have been a waitress. Just gone round and stared at people.

Jennifer Saunders

No, sometimes we just have to take liberties because the idea was so good. I wish we’d just gone with the idea that Patsy had been a man. It would have been fantastic.

Jennifer Saunders

There were a lot of areas we didn’t cover that I’m hoping to cover if we do some specials. One is to see more of Patsy’s home and her home life, which is just the saddest thing.

Jennifer Saunders

They have become part of us in that if we get dressed up as them, we don’t actually have to have a script. You can just become them. You just become nervy.

Jennifer Saunders

But I think our humour is exactly the same today. Only, we’ve made rules now. We’ve said we are not going to do prosthetic make-up scenes, because when they take it off half your face comes off.

Jennifer Saunders

I love the TV show, and if you make a bad movie it means you’ve soiled it. Just like if we made an advert. We were offered so many times and I’d say, look, this is the good thing, and you can’t compromise that, because then you compromise the integrity of the characters.

Jennifer Saunders

Lacroix has been fantastic. He’s very nice. He gets the joke, and I think that’s a good thing.

Jennifer Saunders

The reason they keep it so tight is that no one liked them, so that without each other, actually, they couldn’t exist. They support each other. They support their flaws and everything else.

Jennifer Saunders

We had this party in New York, and there were a lot of gay men there dressed up as the characters. I showed up just looking like myself, but it was a real case of shame. They looked so fantastic. We could never quite live up to it.

Jennifer Saunders

We were watching the first series recently, and it has a charm, a kind of amateur charm. At that point we didn’t involve ourselves technically at all – we just messed about and told our jokes – and it looks a bit like that.

Jennifer Saunders

Well, I would definitely give up performing… But I would still sit down in an office and pretend to write with Dawn, even if we never produced anything, because it’s just hilarious. I would miss that.

Jennifer Saunders

My job gives me the attention I’d otherwise crave.

Jennifer Saunders

I think the idea of losing your hair is still very potent, emotional thing.

Jennifer Saunders

The truth is, you can be honest with your friends – but you just can’t be honest with the general public if you want to keep your friends.

Jennifer Saunders

I think people imagine that your fame somehow sort of equates with how much you get paid.

Jennifer Saunders

I always swore I would never write a book. But I read Clare Balding’s and it was really interesting and so prettily written and lovely and not too revealing. I went to her book launch and met her editor who said ‘why don’t you think about it? You can do it however you want, based on your characters or you.’

Jennifer Saunders

I’m a really good driver. I’ve been driving since I was very small, and I do like driving fast. I remember the first time my dad taught me that when you go into a corner you change down then put your foot right down on the way out. I’m very competitive about driving.

Jennifer Saunders

I used to take someone with me for the chemotherapy so I could do jokes. You always try and find something absurd.

Jennifer Saunders

I recommend a little dose of cancer to anyone.

Jennifer Saunders

Commissioners are obsessed with young people, which is funny because they don’t watch telly – only old people do.

Jennifer Saunders

I did want a boy child because I had this romantic idea that a boy child when he’s 16 takes his mother out for dinner.

Jennifer Saunders

I cannot do confrontation. You know that fight or flight thing? I’m flight. I just don’t want the argument.

Jennifer Saunders

When you are doing chemo, you have a load of time.

Jennifer Saunders

I did grieve a bit when I wasn’t having the chemo anymore. I was used to sitting in the little chair and then the nurse would come and do it. It was like that was your job for that long and it was reassuring.

Jennifer Saunders

When I was a child, a lot of my time was spent in Scotland because my mother’s Scottish, and we used to go up to Ayrshire and visit relations in a place called Dalry.

Jennifer Saunders

I absolutely love Scotland. I’m always happy there.

Jennifer Saunders

My daughters related to something in the Spice Girls that made them feel better about being female. They truly started to believe girls could do anything. They could be fat, thin, anything they wanted to be.

Jennifer Saunders

Like all girls, when I was growing up, I always worried about this bit of me being too fat or that bit. But I look back at pictures of me when I was young, and I was thin and gorgeous.

Jennifer Saunders

I’m a total petrolhead. My three brothers and I used to ride scrambling bikes in the field near where we lived. We all liked cars. I’ve always loved the smell of an engine.

Jennifer Saunders

I think it is a bit harder for women starting in comedy.

Jennifer Saunders

I’ve never had Botox. But I like people to imagine I have.

Jennifer Saunders

I think when Madonna did sexy stuff, she looked more in control. And I think it looked more like she was breaking boundaries. Today, it feels like it’s pandering to everything that’s wrong, and I don’t think it’s nice, especially for young girls.

Jennifer Saunders

‘The Rocky Horror Show’ was actually my first musical love.

Jennifer Saunders

I came to the Kardashians a bit late, and I’m still just gob-smacked. Who are these people?

Jennifer Saunders

The way certain men treat women is influenced by the Internet a lot.

Jennifer Saunders

I’m my own worst critic. I could tell the critics a thing or two about my shows.

Jennifer Saunders

I write for women because it’s the only way I can use what I’ve experienced. It’s good that people like what I write, but I don’t want to go down the feminist path.

Jennifer Saunders

I haven’t got time in my life to do all the things I should be doing, like running and dieting and decorating my house, buying some furniture.

Jennifer Saunders

Porsches are a great drive.

Jennifer Saunders

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