• About her 2007 film August Rush, in which she plays a parent who gives her child up for adoption) Watching it is so much more emotional now that I’m a mother. No one tells you that when you have a baby, you literally take a crazy pill, and from then on, anything that has to do with kids–even if it isn’t even your kid–you burst into tears. I can’t imagine having a kid and knowing that they’re out there. I’m sort of glad I wasn’t a mom yet when I was filming it.
  • I made a little bit of money on Felicity, but I was really the only one of my friends on the show who didn’t buy a home and a really fancy car. I was able to move to New York, have an apartment, and not work for a year. I was a kid that year. I went out dancing. I didn’t get to do any of that when I had to be at work at 5 in the morning. Now, as much as I don’t regret my life, I value so much being at home for dinner with my family.
  • I want to be able to raise my kid. I was totally being a martyr about it at first, thinking I could totally do it on my own, which I did for a while. I’ve hired a babysitter before, but as for a full-time caregiver… for a control freak like me, it ain’t gonna happen!
  • People still take it really personally. They come up to me at breakfast places like, ‘When are you growing your hair back?’
  • Dance is definitely what I love doing much more than anything else.
  • Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
  • Who knows? Maybe years from now I’ll be on a ranch in Colorado with 10 kids. The whole point of life is to experience a little bit of everything, and I think it’s better when there are a few surprises thrown in.
  • One girl spit on me because I was the new kid in school. But mostly, I was pretty normal-not excessively popular. I definitely wasn’t a hottie, big-boobed cheerleader. It didn’t help that I looked 12 years old the entire four years.
  • My best friends in life are people who admit they don’t have everything figured out, no matter what age they are, I hope I never stop doing that either.
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