I think it would be a lot easier if I said ‘I feel like a dude’ but I was raised by a southern mom so I know how to put on lipstick and walk in heels and rock that look. It’s exactly that juxtaposition that confuses people.
I saw things at an early age because my mom was a theater actress. I did a play with her when I was 10 years old.
I remember my mom had a big collection of copies of Saturday Evening Post magazines and that was really my introduction to those great illustrators.
I remember my mom saying to me that what your friends do is one thing but what you do could be on the front page of the paper.
I naturally wanted to be saved so when I came home I told my mom I wanted to be confirmed. That’s the way I related to it being raised an Episcopalian. I went to Dallas and got confirmed.
I made some truly awful movies. ‘Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot’ was the worst. If you ever want someone to confess to murder just make him or her sit through that film. They will confess to anything after 15 minutes.
I know my mom said as early as she can remember letting me watch TV my one treat a week when I was like 6 was to stay up and watch ‘Saturday Night Live.’
I got tackled once in a movie theater. I was with my mom and brother and then suddenly I got hit from behind and sort of sprawled out on the candy counter.
I grabbed my mom and I went to the couch and I said ‘Mom I want to ask Jesus to come into my heart.’ And I got on my knee and I asked Jesus to come into my heart forgive me of my sins and make me a child of God.
I dyed my hair blonde when I was 14. My mom was not happy. But I love being blonde.