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    • Lynn: The truth for me is that I've been doing independent film since the get-go, so that's a big passion of mine, but the big ones are really fun, too. I like my world to be eclectic.

    • Lynn: My family are very, very religious in Texas. They're Southern Baptists. I left to go to New York when I was 17 and I realized I wasn't Southern Baptist. That's not how I am inclined.

    • Lynn: I can't really connect with things unless they are spiritual in nature, so I have to make acting spiritual for myself, and each role a spiritual journey for me.

    • Lynn: They're really competitive at drama in Texas.

    • Lynn: The way that I work is very specific, very thorough, and the process has to be totally clear.

    • Lynn: In my career, I've really wanted to sort of be a morpher and not show my own identity.

    • Lynn: In my career, I've really wanted to sort of be a morpher and not show my own identity.

    • Lynn: I'm a trained martial artist. My parents were both martial artists.

    • Lynn: I will say that Lynda Carter is an awesome woman.

    • Lynn: I went to Julliard where they use a lot of voice and speech exercises.

    • Lynn: I think Andrew Stanton is such an amazing, creative mind.

    • Lynn: I started doing karate at four, my parents were karatekas. I stopped when I was 17 and went to Julliard and had a lot of stage combat there.

    • Lynn: Every role that you accept makes you grow in some way. It's part of the creative process.

    • Lynn: I feel like part of your job as an actor is you're going to get noticed, and the more successful you get, the more noticed you are. It's kind of like a Catch-22.

    • Lynn: What I do is very spiritual to me. I can't really connect with things unless they are spiritual in nature, so I have to make acting spiritual for myself, and each role a spiritual journey for me.

    • Lynn: From the beginning of time, we've told stories, Shamans and Medicine People, and not to be pompous about it, but I feel like that is the lineage I take down and where I come from. There is magic to storytelling.

    • Lynn: I went to a private school in Singapore and they had an incredible arts program. Every day I was doing something artistic.

    • Lynn: I'm Irish and Cherokee Indian. I can't faint.

    • Lynn: I've studied astrology for many, many years, and I feel like it's an incredibly challenging art.

    • Lynn: (on her and her co-stars' physical preparation for filming "X-Men Origins: Wolverine") They were all on super-buff diets, and I had pizza most of the time. They were so jealous of me. I didn't have to beef up in this movie. I just had to wear skimpy clothes.

    • Lynn: (on the difficulty of shooting "The Merchant of Venice") I understand how for the producers and the director and the rest of the crew working behind the scenes, it really was difficult for them. All I had to do was try not to eat too much pasta so my corsets would fit (laughing).

    • Lynn: (on working with Matthew Perry in "Numb") He has so much comedy background and I sort of have a very different, sort of drama/classical drama background. So he spends a lot of time teaching me comic gags and tricks.

    • Lynn: That's my strength as an actress, is to sort of adapt to what a director wants. It's usually when a director doesn't know what he wants where I end up not doing the best job I could do.

    • Lynn: (on working with the cast of "The Merchant of Venice") It was very difficult because, as a woman in a group of men, I had to stop relying on anything other than my intelligence and my talent. And that was a big lesson for me that actually pretty much changed my life.

    • Lynn: (on her role in "The Merchant of Venice") Portia is so challenging! I'm donned as a man half the time, and her monologues are brutal. But I like getting dirt under my fingernails. And, God, I've been getting guidance from Al Pacino. But I try not to hog him. He needs to be shared.

    • Lynn: I feel like I know my strengths and weaknesses as an actor and I feel like as soon as I take my eyes off this then I'm done. Once I start imitating people I'm not a good imitator. So I knew not to do that.

    • Lynn: (on her roles in the romantic-comedies "13 Going on 30" and "50 First Dates") I'm getting used to being the girl who gets screwed over.

    • Lynn: (on doing Shakespeare projects) When it comes down to it, I was trained to do this so it's something I had to work hard to learn to do. At the same time dealing with intense language is so gratifying to me. So if you love something you work hard at it.

    • Lynn: (on playing the role of Portia in "The Merchant of Venice" at the right point in her life) I think it happened sort of at the same time. My personal life and my professional paralleled each other. I've heard some actors say that that only happens once, maybe twice, in a career. And I think that's what this was for me.

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