"Often when you're in the process of realizing an image, it's going somewhere else. If that tangent starts going off in a place that feels more exciting, that's what I go with."
"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