“It’s a dirty thing that I love Taco Bell so much,” (…) “I cannot eat Taco Bell before midnight. It’s a reverse gremlins thing. It’s just so filthy that I can’t do it. It has to be under cover of darkness in my car … I drive out of my way to get to the one with the drive-thru so I don’t have to go inside, and then I’ll just eat it in the parking lot in my car.”
Okay, I am happy with the way I look, but I have never, never, ever thought of myself as a ‘pretty girl’. Honestly. When I read some of these scripts I’m sent and they describe the heroine as ‘incredibly beautiful’, I wonder why they sent it to me. I also find myself thinking that she better also be pretty damn interesting, or I’m not going to want to play her. . . I actually went into one audition recently when the script called the character ‘an Anna Kendrick type’ and I thought to myself ‘What the heck is that, anyway?’ There was another girl sitting in the room and she was so much prettier than me and I thought, ‘Guys, just what are you looking for?’
An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.
[on being lazy while filming Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)] I have an older brother and when I told him about the movie he said, “Oh, so you’ve been preparing for this movie for 24 years. Ha ha ha.” Yeah, I’m just being me. I was SO lazy. I had source material and the REAL Stacy Pilgrim and I’m still just playing me. (Laughs.)
It’s luck, pure and simple. I mean, I work very, very hard, but I don’t take any of this for granted and I don’t think any of it is because I’m better or more talented than other actors. There are people who work at least as hard as me and are twice as talented, and nobody’s asking them about makeup secrets. There is a lot of luck to how my life’s turned out.