On Hollywood's Attitude Towards Moms
- "The tone changed in the negotiations. I was starting to feel that I was . . . difficult. [For babysitting to be] considered a perk, or 'Give this to me; I'm having a diva fit'? No. This is a necessity that you must cover for me in order for me to go and perform my job. The fact that there are women working in these studios — and they're the ones [enforcing] these man-made rules. When are we going to learn to stick together?"
- "We were all reaching out to each other. I got an email from Jessica Alba — who I only know from conversations in the bathroom at events — saying, 'Hey, congratulations. This is my to-do list of how I did things. Maybe there will be something you can use.'"
- "The productions I was slated to work on sort of had a panic. I heard through the grapevine there was even a conversation of me being written off of one of the projects [. . .] I was like, 'Oh, my God, are you kidding me? It's this bad?' Right when I just feel super-duper happy, is that inconvenient for you? That me, as a woman in my thirties, I finally am in love and I am finally starting my life? And it's (screwing) your schedule up? Really?"
- "But then a woman comes in going, 'OK, I have a child. You're taking me away from my home. You're taking my children away from their home. And you're going to make me work a lot more hours than I usually would if I was home. Therefore, I would have to pay for this nanny for more hours — so I kind of need that. And they go, 'Nope, we don't pay for nannies.'"