Quote by Frances McDormand
After Blood Simple, everybody thought I was from Texas. After Mississippi Burning, everybody thought I was from Mississippi and uneducated. After Fargo, everybody's going to think I'm from Minnesota, pregnant, and have blonde hair. I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be.
In this quote, the speaker reflects on how their portrayal of different characters in various films has led people to associate them with specific geographic locations and attributes. They acknowledge that while complete transformation may be impossible, skilled performance allows for convincing portrayal of a character. The quote highlights the power of acting to shape public perception and challenge audience assumptions about an actor's personal identity.
In a public dialogue with Salman in London he [Edward Said] had once described the Palestinian plight as one where his people, expelled and dispossessed by Jewish victors, were in the unique historical position of being 'the victims of the victims': there was something quasi-Christian, I thought, in the apparent humility of that statement.