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    My dad recently reminded me that my grandfather's cousin was Lefty Frizzell.
    — Parker Posey
    I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don't realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side.
    — Parker Posey
    I watch soap operas. I bake brownies. Normalcy is coursing through my veins.
    — Parker Posey
    But it's fun to be something, have that, and you don't have to be real. It's like, comedians. They go on and they're doing all these jokes. I would be like that if I were more awake
    — Parker Posey
    tags: fun  real  awake 
     
    I wouldn't say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf
    — Parker Posey
    I've gotten to portray things in [Christopher Guest's] movies that I wouldn't have in others.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: movie 
     
    I like soap opera acting. If it's done really well, there's nothing better. It's old school. It's like what those melodramas in the '30s and '40s were like
    — Parker Posey
    tags: school 
     
    I'm having too good of a time.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: time 
     
    I'm the character actor in Hollywood movies, the girl who has to be annoying so the guy can go to the other girl.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: character  girls  movie 
     
    I liked being able to portray a woman at this particular age and at this point in her life.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: women  age 
     
    I'm trying to work in studio movies, but they won't hire me.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: work  movie 
     
    I don't Twitter, although sometimes I think that I should.
    — Parker Posey
    I usually play character parts in Hollywood films.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: character  film 
     
    I utilize myself a lot more fully now. You get older so you have a lot more experience.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: experience 
     
    My grandmother is this amazingly theatrical woman. She acted like a movie star, as far as looks and attitude, kind of like Susan Hayward.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: women  attitude  star  movie 
     
    My first lead role was probably 'Party Girl' in 1994.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: girls 
     
    Black eyeliner says 'You've been through stuff, you know things'.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: black 
     
    I like bears. I like bear people. I like bear-type men.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: men  people 
     
    I would like a nice, powerful, mind-altering substance. Preferably one that will make my unborn children grow gills.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: children  powerful  child 
     
    An actor's career relies on a lot of luck. Being in the right place at the right time.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: time  right  luck  career 
     
    In the '90s, indie movies could get financing, because financers gave money straight to directors... Now it's a different system. Indie movies got co-opted by the studio system.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: movie  money 
     
    I haven't seen a bear in person. I've seen deer. I have lots of woodchucks on my property. And bluebirds. Foxes.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: people  property 
     
    I don't have a publisher yet, so I'm not in the process of that next stage and I don't know what that's going to look like. So I feel like I finished stage one [with my book].
    — Parker Posey
    tags: process 
     
    I don't, really a fashionable person. I'm an actor, so I like costumes. But fashion is very popular now. Really overly popular. It's like New Age music in the '80s, or art. And then independent film. Now everyone's a fashion designer. It's had a big effect in New York, in our culture.
    — Parker Posey
    There are all these scripts where the women, if they're working, are prostitutes and lawyers with an angry streak who'll kill you. It's a reaction to women leaving their men and men being angry about it and saying it on some subconscious level
    — Parker Posey
    tags: men  women  saying 
     
    I was around New York at a time when independent cinema was at its peak and became kind of popular and mainstream. It got some hype, culturally. After that, studios started to have independent companies within their studio system, and they found bigger stars willing to do new material. That's kind of what it's turned into.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: time  star  company 
     
    Early on it was much easier to play leads, but now independent movies are being co-opted by the studio system, and they want bigger names to guarantee more audience and more numbers.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: movie 
     
    I ran to Rachel [Comey]'s show and on the way I found a potted tree - an umbrella tree - on the street. I always think things are going to be way more intimate than they are and there aren't going to be a lot of people around. I don't know why I think this. I'm always shocked at what a hoopla things are. They were like, 'Hurry up.' So I put the tree down and I see Rachel and she's like, 'Hurry up, sit down.'
    — Parker Posey
    tags: people 
     
    I did do a presentation pilot with Jesse Eisenberg and he's wonderful. He's such a great writer. He directed me and he wrote these wonderful scripts and we're waiting to hear if marketers and advertisers think that an audience wants to look at a bad mom and her 10-year-old son in a show.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: bad  son 
     
    You're making a fantasy. You're making something real out of a fantasy. And then it no longer exists. It's heartbreaking to leave behind. I was devastated after Waiting for Guffman. I had never gotten so close to people I've worked with.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: fantasy  people  real 
     
    As an actor in these movies you get to fill up something so much, to its capacity, and once you get there you're like a horse running onto the racetrack.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: running  movie 
     
    Chris Guest has his own form. It's a way of working that is really intense and you can commit a lot and you focus a lot. You get to bring a lot. You get to bring things maybe you haven't seen before. You're asked to care a great deal for these people who you're playing and create heart and empathy.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: people  heart  focus  empathy  care 
     
    It's overshadowed, the art. We're in a really argumentative, black-and-white-thinking culture right now. There's not a lot of time to take things in.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: time  culture  right 
     
    It felt really good to kind of find my voice and say stuff, and to be funny, hopefully.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: funny 
     
    I've done a lot of crafts in my day. I learned how to do pottery, yoga... and I just wanted to share and talk and write.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: craft  write  shares 
     
    The studios insisted that only stars could make movies successful. And that was the real disappointment of the time. You'd see great writer-directors in the '90s becoming part of a system where financiers and movie stars could change the material. I came along just before all that happened.
    — Parker Posey
    You know, it's a really adult thing, for some people, to choose to not be with the one that you love.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: people  adult 
     
    Pop songs now, they're about the aftermath of love.
    — Parker Posey
    tags: song 
     
    People are like, 'Was it fun? Did you eat lots of cake?'
    — Parker Posey
    tags: people 
     
    I'm a grown-up and I'm a creative person so I should try to give something to that and see what I can make with that. And not sit around listening to people be like, 'You really should be on an HBO show. You'd be great on an Amazon series.' You're like, 'Thank you, okay. I don't have any offers.'
    — Parker Posey
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