Haven’t been to many Hollywood parties lately? Not to worry. Here’s a brief roundup of the most memorable quotes celebrities have recently told EW Online.
”I’m the world’s worst tourist. Once I learned that about myself, I’ve tried to change the way I deal with being on location, because it seems silly to go to these magnificent places and only see the hotel room and the set. So I try to relax by having a poke about, looking under a few bushes to see what’s there. But I’ve never gotten on a plane to go on holiday, never. When I have a holiday, I’m at home playing with my cows.” RUSSELL CROWE, star of ”Gladiator”
”Most of the guys who’ve played Hamlet were too old — around 40. I always thought in a modern sense he’s much more like a Holden Caulfield or a Kurt Cobain. He’s got problems with his mother and his father, he doesn’t know who he is, and he’s got this difficult girlfriend. So, really, those are a young guy’s issues, aren’t they?” ETHAN HAWKE on ”Hamlet”
”I like getting older, but I’m not a big mirror person. I don’t do well with bathroom lighting either. The contractor for my house kept asking, ‘Don’t you want to put in makeup lights?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I guess,’ but when I’m at home I don’t care. I’m in denial. If I don’t see [my looks] slipping, I don’t have to deal with it. I don’t think of a mirror as something that’s your friend.” ”28 Days” star SANDRA BULLOCK
”The truth in Hollywood is it’s very difficult for any artist to get what they want done. Interestingly enough, it was easier getting a science fiction project on the screen than it’s been getting a musical on the screen. I’ve been trying for 20 years to get a musical [”Standing Room Only”] done, but no one gets it. And musicals have been one of my most successful genres.” ”Battlefield Earth” star and producer JOHN TRAVOLTA
”I’ve only been arrested [for civil disobedience] a couple times since I started the show, but the producers knew down the road that might be a possibility. But whether or not it’s good press, my activism enhances the character I’m playing. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to remember that it isn’t Martin Sheen [on ”West Wing”], it’s the President. The republic is safe from my ever getting my hands on the Oval Office.” Activist MARTIN SHEEN on playing the fictional President Josiah Bartlet on ”West Wing”
”The only way anyone is going to recognize me from ”X-Men” is maybe if I’m walking along the street with a visor across my face. You never really see my eyes in the movie, so fans will have to recognize me by my cheekbones.” JAMES MARSDEN, on playing Cyclops in ”X-Men”