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    It's weird, It's really weird to be called a breakout star. And some people are referring to my show as the new 'Friends', which I can't really even wrap my head around
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: people  friends  star 
     
    I'm still waiting to hit it big. But there was the moment when I didn't have to work at the restaurant anymore, which is the milestone for every actor. When your job is just to be an actor and not to have to do anything else.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: work  moment  job 
     
    Everybody hangs out with everybody, which is very strange for a cast this large and this young. We're all cool and down to earth and not caught up in this maniacal business at all.... Everybody really, really likes everybody else.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: young  earth  business 
     
    I'm really awkward when people recognize me. I'm not good at it, and for the most part it hadn't happened to me until 'True Blood,' and then, all of a sudden, it started happening all the time.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: time  people  true  blood 
     
    'Party Down' is the most fun I've ever had working in my life. We shoot 10-episode seasons and we shoot it in 10 weeks, so it's very brief: 4-day episode shoots. You never get sick of anybody, and it never feels like a drag. It's way, way, way too short.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: fun 
     
    I think if a girl who liked 'Party Down' found out that her boyfriend liked 'Two and a Half Men,' she would break up with him.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: men  girls 
     
    The family you were raised in, the time period you were born in, and the part of the country you're in absolutely shape your view on sex, which shapes a huge part of anybody's personality.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: time  personality  sex 
     
    There's only so many times you can read how ugly you are and how much people hate you.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: time  people  hate  read 
     
    It's a different thing with cable TV. You don't have to have your characters be lovely again by the end of the episode. And in this era of the male antiheroes on cable TV, you don't even need to make them likable; you just need to make them compelling. As opposed to film, where it's still those basic tropes of good versus evil. But for women, I don't think that has been widely seen yet.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: character  evil  women  film 
     
    I had a bat mitzvah, was confirmed, went to Jewish summer camp, I go to temple for the High Holy Days. I think, like most people in their early 20s, I kind of strayed away from it. I think once I have a family I'll be back into it
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: people  summer  holy 
     
    When you're shooting a network television show it inevitably starts airing a few episodes in, and depending on the ratings and the response from the public, you find yourself tweaking your performance or the scripts go in a different direction.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    There's definitely a luxury to the fluidity of not being a mega-star. I've done a ton of really, really odd, off-the-wall movies. There's this movie I did called 'Queens of Country' a couple of summers ago that is so bananas, and if I was at a certain level, I probably would not have done that movie.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: summer  movie 
     
    I feel more confident in being able to be funny if I'm comfortable with the people I'm around. When you're friends with them, it just makes it all the better. Plus, shooting a movie, you're sitting on your ass for hours at a time, so if you have somebody there to mess around with and have fun, then it's great.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: time  people  funny  friends  fun  movie 
     
    Save the Date' feels like a quiet story about two sisters and the men in their lives, kind of reminiscent of the quieter rom-coms of the 1990s; it's very character-driven and not as wedding-focused.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: men  live  stories 
     
    I think it's necessary to identify with anything - with any character you play, there's got to be something in common, so you can link up to that person, even if it's like one tiny thing. But it's equally fun to play somebody completely different, and trying to find what that thing is to make it.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: character  people  fun 
     
    I try to bring elements of my own personality to every character I've played, but I think I'm pretty similar to the character I'm playing now. The biggest departure would have to have been Freaks' and Geeks Sara, who was this sort of subordinate and shy girl.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    I've always been really selective. I just didn't have the right to be as selective in other years, I guess. It's very difficult to commit so much of your life to go shoot something that you think sucks, so I'd rather do nothing than go work on something that I really hate. Obviously, there are moments where you have to take jobs for money, everybody needs to pay their rent or whatever.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: work  hate  moment  right  job  money  year 
     
    You'd be surprised. Girls like sensitive, namby-pamby guys.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: girls 
     
    It took me a long time to realize that being a girl is so much more powerful than being a guy, but I really saw myself as boy for a long while.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: time  powerful  girls  boys 
     
    None of my friends are in the entertainment industry.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: friends 
     
    I never get recognized for 'Mean Girls.' I can be walking around with Daniel Franzese, who's in the movie and a friend of mine, and people will come up to him and start freaking out and have no idea who I am.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: people  friends  girls  movie  ideas 
     
    I don't think you should be allowed to eat in a restaurant if you haven't waited tables at least once. It's so irritating when I see people being rude to waiters, like, it makes me want to slit their throats! Like, really? You're really this inconsiderate?
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: people 
     
    I become an actress to do things that scare the sh*t out of me and I felt like I didn't stand a chance to get this part because people have preconceived notions about me, but if they gave me the part, I would do everything in my power to not screw it up.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: chance  people  power 
     
    I usually don't know how to fight hard for roles. I've certainly sent a passionate letter or two ... which always leads nowhere.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: fight 
     
    I've been a feminist since the day I was born. I wanted to play football. I didn't want to play with dolls; I wanted to play with boys and didn't understand why I couldn't.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: boys  football 
     
    If you meet a girl who has slept with 100 guys, you will think something of her you wouldn't think of a guy who slept with 100 girls.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: girls 
     
    When you get seen in one particular way, it can be paralyzing. You start to believe it's all you can do.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: believe 
     
    It's refreshing, honestly, to be able to have more intellectual conversations about sex and the meaning of sex, and intimacy and what that means in relationships. As a person in the world, it's on your mind. It's a part of your life, after a certain age until you're dead. So, to be able to examine it in a different way is really fulfilling.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    There is a certain expectation of girls to eventually grow up and behave and fall in line. I've always bucked against that.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: girls  expectation 
     
    A wedding seems to be, unless you've been married more than once, so then it's a much more mellow affair - it's one of the biggest decisions you make in your life. Of course, half of marriages fall apart and most people end up being single again anyway.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    I find that working with friends is always the goal, even if it's just one person. Because the comedy community is kind of insular, it's easy to run into people you've worked with, even if you worked with someone on something for a day, or whatever. It just makes it more comfortable.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    I find that break-ups are so much easier when you can hate the person.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: people  hate 
     
    I like being put in embarrassing positions because it's the reason why I wanted to be an actress. I want to try different things and things that make me uncomfortable.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    I was a Russian dancer in my elementary school production of Fiddler on the Roof when I was in third grade or fourth grade. I was one of the younger kids accepted into the play, and the plays were pretty impressive, let me say.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: school  kids 
     
    It's too scary in television. It's scary to sign a six-year contract for something that you don't necessarily know about.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    My first acting role as a kid was on Freaks and Geeks.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: kids 
     
    On Masters of Sex, especially in the pilot, everybody was showing up word-perfect, and youre expected to show up word-perfect.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: master  sex 
     
    I really like doing television shows, and I anticipated doing a comedy, because that's the place I feel the most comfortable - those are the risks I want to take. But it was always really hard for me to find a script that I really liked.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: comedy  risk 
     
    I think there's something very lovely and hilarious about exploring the particular neuroses of the female mind. It's just not the same thing with men. I mean, there are exceptions, but for the most part, women beat themselves up in their heads more. They overanalyze stuff far more than men do.
    — Lizzy Caplan
    tags: men  women  hilarious  mind 
     
    I think being mean to people in high school is healthy. It's sort of like you're in this situation with all these other kids and sometimes you need to get your aggression out. And if you'd had people be mean to you before, it really does build character.
    — Lizzy Caplan
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