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I go into work and get my hair and makeup done, go into wardrobe. I have to do three hours of school a day. — Alia Shawkat

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Right when I turned 18, I moved to New York, originally for school, and then dropped out and just lived in New York. — Alia Shawkat

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The main thing I got from growing up in a suburb is the boredom you have as a child. — Alia Shawkat

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With independent film, as an actor, you have more involvement - it's very much more connected. It's not just like I'm showing up and there's another actor on the call sheet; you're very attached to it. — Alia Shawkat

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I think for a girl to be strong, it doesn't have to involve being physically strong. — Alia Shawkat

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I guess I've always been drawn to roles that have smart characters commenting on what's happening around them. — Alia Shawkat

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Acting is a very strange industry in that it flows in these weird ways, I'll be so busy for 6 months and then nothing for a couple months, so it's hard for me to focus and stuff. — Alia Shawkat

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In my opinion FOX is known for being a network that just advertises, and that's pretty much how they get their viewers. — Alia Shawkat

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When I get a new script my mom will read them and just be aghast. I think it's hysterical. — Alia Shawkat

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On American TV, there just aren't a lot of female leads in comedy, especially at the peak of all the Judd Apatow stuff. — Alia Shawkat

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If your friend's feeling bad, it's hard to know what to do. Do you back away or try to help them? It's a really hard situation that I've been in. You want to support your friend. You want to be there. My advice is, don't get too involved with it, just be by their side. If they need your help, they'll ask for it. — Alia Shawkat

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Kids can be harsh, especially when they get jealous. — Alia Shawkat

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We don't have a laugh track, which helped Seinfeld a lot, and did kind of tell people when to laugh. It just made it a lot easier. Our show doesn't have that, so it's hard for Middle America to catch on. — Alia Shawkat

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It's weird, not to sound too actor but I think that any time you do a performance, you kind of take a little piece of that character, cause it's a part of you you're using. — Alia Shawkat

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I feel very lucky. — Alia Shawkat

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I'm not at the place in my career necessarily where I'm like offered every role. — Alia Shawkat

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I love being on movie sets. It's a very particular setting. And not all of the time, most of the time, there's always people you don't like, and you have to see them every day. — Alia Shawkat

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I think with the whole new Internet media, I'm not necessarily Internet savvy, but I just feel that the way that art in general will be presented to the public is going to be different. — Alia Shawkat

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Yeah, I've worked with a couple of female directors, now, and I think that they're amazing. As good or better than guy directors. — Alia Shawkat

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We're not going to dumb down for them. They have to move up. They're the network and we're the show. — Alia Shawkat

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Mitch Hurwitz was like a father figure to me. He was so sweet, and he's just so smart. — Alia Shawkat

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As an actress, you never know when you're going to work again - and there's so much dependency on working. — Alia Shawkat

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If you want to do something, then you do it. If you don't want to do something, don't just do it because your friends are doing it, or because all the popular kids are doing it. — Alia Shawkat

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You get a kind of familiarity on a set when you're on a TV show. — Alia Shawkat

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I would do a movie musical. — Alia Shawkat

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American shows can go on for 20 years. I respond more to the British format. Three seasons is a long run for them to tell a story. — Alia Shawkat

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I've been reading scripts where they've been doing a lot of singing now, but within the dark, realistic story line. I would love, love, love, love to do that. But not a musical on Broadway, I don't have that kind of energy or stamina. — Alia Shawkat

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I was a late bloomer. — Alia Shawkat

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It's nice when you get to leave and travel and be busy and then come home. — Alia Shawkat

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But I love singing, and I've been singing backup for friends' bands. — Alia Shawkat

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The words are ludicrous at times, but you add the reality to it and that gives it the balance it has. — Alia Shawkat

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I'm not a huge TV person, but when I do watch, it's always after the fact because I like to binge watch. — Alia Shawkat

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It would be great to do theater one day, but I don't think I'd do a musical. — Alia Shawkat

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As an actor you want to just like, act as much as possible. — Alia Shawkat

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When you focus on life, on enjoying and connecting with other people, that's when work comes. When you focus on work, you can never work. I'm always going through waves of that. — Alia Shawkat

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I don't think it's good to say that you won't do certain things, but I don't necessarily have the natural urge to write. — Alia Shawkat

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I was born and grew up in Palm Springs. It's a great place to grow up, a real small town. — Alia Shawkat