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On Life & Childhood
(on the way she spells her name) It’s an unusual way to spell it. It’s my mom’s name.
Before he [husband David Arquette] moved in, David would say, “How are we ever going to meld together, because our tastes are so different?” Maybe it’s because we’re truly in love that we can.
I have to be physically attracted to someone. But I can’t just be with someone just because it’s great sex. Because orgasms don’t last long enough.
My father, when you were with him, gave you so much attention. It might only last for a minute, but for that minute you felt like you were the greatest thing that ever hit the earth. But then he was gone. I used to go, ‘Dad, watch me jump off the diving board. I can do a flip. Watch!’ and I’d start to do it, and by the time you were at the end of the diving board, he’d be looking the other way. And I’d be like, ‘Dad, I’m gonna do it again,’ ’cause I didn’t want the time with my father to be over. I wanted to keep going.
(on meeting David Arquette) I heard he was a really sweet guy, but a little troublemaker. For some reason when I saw him–and I’m never like this–I was kind of cocky and I said something like, “I know who you are.” I don’t know why, but I wanted to have some kind of banter with him. I was really taken by him. He’s a very original person. Then I got to know him and found that he’s probably the sweetest person in the whole world. He has the best heart. And any troublemaking part of his personality is just out of fun and because he’s kooky.
(on being open about her personal life) I know I open my mouth way too much, but I just do that…. I’d have to monitor myself and I can’t be bothered.
A lot of my humor does come from anger. It’s like, you’re not gonna pull one over on me – which is pretty much my motto anyways.
I don’t have time for superficial friends. I suppose if you’re really lonely you can call a superficial friend, but otherwise, what’s the point?
I’m at peace with myself and where I am. In the past, I was always looking to see how everybody else was doing. I wasn’t competitive, I was comparative. I just wanted to be where everybody else was. Now I’ve gotten to an age when I am not comparing anymore.
When David Arquette and I got engaged we started therapy together. I’d heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest, so we decided to work through all that stuff early.
I’m a gemini, and I get so bored so easily. I mean, I have moved six times in the last eight years.
I’m not going to deny it. I’m a neat person, there’s no question. But I don’t become obsessed with it.
I like TV. It all depends what it is.
Always a godmother, never a mother. That sucks. I’ve got to get me one of those little accessories.
(on her marriage) I’m shocked by people getting divorced all the time; that’s why I choose to work on it. Therapy helps us. It’s so easy to grow apart. Marriage takes work. I suppose you can work it out by talking to each other – I’d just prefer to have a referee. It reminds us why we’re together.
Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake that, you’re in!
On Beauty, Fashion & Health
I don’t think I’m too thin at all. I understand when people say, ‘Well your face gets gaunt,’ but to get your bottom half to be the right size, your face might have to be a little gaunt. You choose your battles.
If I like myself at this weight, then this is what I’m going to be. I don’t have an eating disorder.
I have issues with getting older, sure. There are huge changes in my body and my face, and I obsess over them. I just try not to have too many mirrors around.
I don’t want to feel I’m responsible for anorexia across the country.
Sometimes I use Botox. Compared to most, I use it very sparingly. One time I did too much, though. I feel weird if I can’t move my face, and that one time I overdid it, I felt trapped in my own skin.
People who read a magazine can look at the picture and go, ‘She looks great for over 40!’ But guess what? That’s not what I look like. Lighting is everything. When you’re in your car and you look in the mirror and the sun’s beaming in, you’re like, ‘Wow, times are getting tough.
I only have to do three things to look halfway decent, curl my eyelashes, fill in my eyebrows and put some lipstick on.
On Career & Fame
I’m not a huge fan of romantic comedies – my taste goes much more to the offbeat and dark. I’d love to sink my teeth into something like Fargo.
I would like to do a part that would stretch me. In America it seems to me that you just take your clothes off and that helps, but I wouldn’t want to do that.
If I get a facial, the paparazzi are there. If I go to my office, they’re there. We were followed all the way to Disneyland by five paparazzi cars for my daughter’s birthday.
Fame enables you to act. And there are other good points – we have a lot of freedom in our lives because of it.
On Co Stars
(on her friendship with Matthew Perry, Chandler on Friends) [The relationship between Monica and Chandler is] kind of like our relationship in real life–except we don’t kiss.