"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"My work is not about fantasizing about characters or situations. Some people have thought that I’ve always fantasized about the characters I do, about being a femme fatale or whoever in my film stills. But when I’m doing the characters, I really don’t feel like it’s something that grows out of my fantasy, my own dreams."