“Every scene that I had was a heavy scene. I mean, the scenes were - I hate to sound dramatic, but they were cataclysmic. I’m screaming, I’m crying, I’m fighting, I’m on drugs, I’m in the hospital. They were all very, very rough. Rough to perform, rough to watch or to experience. But they were rewarding, because you feel like, wow, I can do that. I did that.”
--Blake Lively, known as Serena van der Woodsen from "Gossip Girl," tells Esquire magazine that her role as Ben Affleck's troubled ex-girlfriend in the blue-collar heist flick "The Town" was a challenge.
"The whole movie kind of hinges in a lot of ways on her performance, and I knew it was going to be the hardest part to cast. This girl came in, and no one had said to me beforehand, 'Hey, look for this person.' And obviously she was really attractive, and so I thought, 'Oh, here comes some blonde girl.' She came in, did one reading, and just crushed it."
--Ben Affleck, director and star of the made-in-Boston movie "The Town," echoes the Lively's enthusiasm regarding her performance in the locally shot flick.
“I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction.”
--Brookline native Conan O'Brien slams NBC execs after refusing to take an after-midnight time slot as host of "The Tonight Show" to accommodate Jay Leno's move back to late night.
"Nobody is without sin. You have to try to make amends if you can. You have to shut up and move on and not whine about it. And you have to deal with it like a man. … You've just got to accept your own culpability."
--Mel Gibson, star of the made-in-Boston thriller "Edge of Darkness" slotted for theaters on Friday, Jan. 29, sympathizes with Tiger Woods and the scandal surrounding his alleged affairs.