"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"I decided that the puppet of myself would become a real woman...it would have been too uncomfortable to think about Meryl Streep portraying me in the movie. So once she claimed the part, I stopped thinking about the part as representing me or my life...Once I got over that, she became the character, it wasn’t about me anymore."
- Laurie Simmons