I moved to New York last year and I love it. It's a huge change and I've always wanted to spend time there. It's like a more intense London and everything's up a few notches. The lights are brighter the pace is faster and the food's better.
There was a great complexity to my father. He was a devoted family man. But in the same breath he simply was not suited to an anchored life. He should have been somebody who had a backpack an old map a bit of change in his pocket and that was it - roaming the world.
Really each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation it was the '50s and for other generations it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone as is complexity contradiction and an uncertain future.
I'm not going to change the world overnight. It's one person at a time and hopefully they're people in positions of power who can help people get in those roles and really truly embrace colorblind casting.
The reality of split government puts a premium on creativity within the administration. President Obama needs to put the right people in charge of the agencies and then have them push the bounds of administrative power to change policy through those agencies. President Obama has a pretty good track record of this.
One-third of Americans have already been forced to change their lifestyle because their disposable income is gone. A guy can't go to the corner bar after a rough day at work to have a beer that's gone to oil!
One of the most important things that I did to turn my life around was to realize and to accept that from this minute that's all we have. Everything that happened behind us we cannot change so you might as well look to the future.
Imagine if the pension funds and endowments that own much of the equity in our financial services companies demanded that those companies revisit the way mortgages were marketed to those without adequate skills to understand the products they were being sold. Management would have to change the way things were done.
I always try to keep the circumstances in my life fresh. I like to change the physical environment I live in change the people around me and try to experience things for the first time. I think that keeps one on their toes creatively and spiritually.
You know who is against democracy in the Middle East? The husbands. They got used to their way of life. Now the traditional way of life must change. Everybody must change. If you don't give equal rights to women you can't progress.
You have to come in and be that character when you walk into the room. That's what one of my first acting teachers taught me. You know don't go in there being Jennifer and then expect to flip and change because they're not going to have that imagination.