"It never OCCURRED TO ME FOR A SECOND. I mean, how TRIVIAL, how FACILE. That one is only for the most facile mind. What would a drag queen tell me about GARLAND? How’s that going to help me as an ACTRESS? No. No. The answer is NO."
—an irritated Judy Davis, when asked if she’d watched Garland -impersonators as part of her research for the TV movie Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows
"I have to go now. I have a really bad case of the flu."
—Scarlett Johanssen, after speaking to me for 15 minutes while — inexplicably — holding my hands in her hands
"That’s a real smart-alecky magazine you work for . . . That’s a -stupid question."
—Lyle Lovett, when he wasn’t furiously scowling or not answering questions altogether