Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On if she’s always wanted to be an actress: “No. I started acting when I was nine as a hobby because it was fun, and it allowed me to get out of school. The first thing I did was a Barbie commercial, and I got to keep the Barbie. That’s all a kid wants.”
On if she think it’s difficult for women to be considered both beautiful and funny in Hollywood: “I was never raised to think that I was pretty. It’s not that I was raised to think I was unattractive, but it was just never something that was pointed out to me by my family. They would point out personality traits—’Our daughter is really quirky’—versus what I look like, because inevitably, looks go, so it makes no difference.”
On long hours of dance training for Black Swan: “I will never dance again! The first time I saw the movie, I was like it’s great that the performance has been captured on film, because I will never put on those pointe shoes again.”I had never danced in my life. I trained for four months, seven days a week, five hours a day. I had one day off on my birthday. I lost 20 pounds. I tore a ligament. I dislocated my shoulder. I have two scars on my back. And it was worth every minute. But I will never dance again… I was like, Well—I wear heels; I can do this. I was wrong: Christian Louboutins are uncomfortable, but I screamed the first time I put on a pointe shoe.”