I didn't know how to box so I would have looked like a complete street fighter actually, but what we did have to do was pick up some sides and then just memorize them within two days and go there and audition.
Going to car racing school was phenomenal.
The best part of making the movies... learning from the pros themselves.
I knew nothing about the independent film industry. I didn't know much about the industry itself. All I knew was how to watch movies, how to enjoy them, how to hate them, how not to like them.
I am looking forward to seeing my buddy Colin represent in front of Pacino. That's sweet.
(on why she always plays the "tough girl"): Well, could you really imagine me playing the girlfriend that needs rescuing? Or the girlfriend?
People forget we come from an embryo and we're part sperm and part ovary. We have both sides in us.
I learned that you can make a sci-fi film that is satisfying overseas. European people have everything in check. I'd make every sci-fi film in Europe. They only work 14 hours a day. After that, it's overtime.
I do have a delicate side.
I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one. That's the kind of movies I want to make.
I also love the makers of South Park, because they're political, strong, and they're making all of these comments that would get you shot for if you did it in a drama.
To make a video game come to life was definitely a childhood fetish of mine. I have to admit there's not much substance there, but it was fun.
I was born in Texas and I lived there 'till I was 8. Then I moved to the Dominican Republic with my mom, lived there for two years and forgot every word of English I knew.
I wanted to write a film and I thought the best way to do so was to train myself within the field... It was just like a cycle of people trying to make it, not making it, doing extra work, and it was pretty depressing in the end.
I use to watch like maybe three or four movies, five days out of the week. I was a movie buff, but I really didn't know what it was like behind the scenes, or the whole political process of it.
The only place that I'd be worried about being typecast is the independent film world.
The whole surf culture is starting to embrace women a lot more.
I wanted to express myself. I wanted to be creative and I didn't want to worry about someone bossing me around in the process. You have to struggle no matter where you are to get to where you're going, so I'm like, working it honey!
As far as technology, I'd go to Japan. Not everything should be centred around the U.S. All the special effects from these... countries were awesome.
I'm a video game fan. I played them before I became an actress.
It's the board I had a problem with. I could totally handle being in the water and stuff. I came here to do my own stunts. Water! Ocean! Action! Big waves! That water, that water has tamed me. You can feel that the world is connected to it.
I was in Jersey when the whole World Trade Center thing happened and I felt powerless. So, I went to Hawaii and did a surf movie. It's kind of fluffy.
Until they come up with an independent woman who's on an adventure of her own, I don't think I'm interested.