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    • Adrienne Barbeau: The impression of me is that I was a sex symbol, but I never had a sexy role.

    • [On horror films]
      Adrienne Barbeau: It's not pleasant for me to watch them. I don't enjoy it. I don't like being disturbed that way. I love action adventure. I think the first horror movie I ever saw was Halloween. John [Carpenter] was black and blue by the time the thing was over because I kept hitting him. I was just so terrified.

    • [On how much of her book she made up]
      Adrienne Barbeau: I changed two names. I have journals, daily journals that I've been keeping since 1967. I wrote every day for nearly 40 years; I still do, but not every day. Of course there may be things where I don't remember the specific details; in fact, some of my relatives reminded me about an incident that I hadn't recalled exactly.

    • [On being nominated for Tony Award]
      Adrienne Barbeau: First of all, it was completely unexpected. It had never crossed my mind that the Grease cast would be even eligible for a Tony. The show opened in an off-Broadway arena. It was technically a Broadway contract because we were in a huge theater, but we were definitely outside the Broadway area. And so it never crossed my mind that we would be eligible.

    • [On if it's intimidating playing Judy Garland]
      Adrienne Barbeau: Yes, it's the most challenging thing I've ever had to do, especially because Judy is so well known. I've done one other character who was a real person, but no one knew who she was. I'm not doing an impersonation. I think of it more like Zoe Caldwell in Master Class, it's an impression of Judy. There are people who do her and who do her brilliantly. That's not what this is.