“People have a hard time accepting when someone displays even the slightest amount of discomfort in the spotlight,you’re supposed to soak up every bit of fame like it’s sunshine. But I think it’s genuinely scary that fame is valued so highly, even above happiness. I love making movies, but I don’t do my job to be a famous person.”
“There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. I learned that in life you have to appreciate what you have, and listen to your heart, and you’ll be fine. It’s important to not complicate things, and not be afraid of change.”
“You don’t need to give reasons for the things you do - you just have to do what you want. And sometimes the thing that seems messed up to everyone else is what’s right for you. You have to do it and not be ashamed for it.”
“It’s a story about a girl who is really simple and really relatable, and just like probably most girls across the entire country. She’s a really normal, simple-minded girl from Florida who wants to do the right thing and ultimately doesn’t feel like she is.”
We are very close and no one can understand what we have gone through together the last few years. When we’re together, we understand each other so well that we don’t have to say a lot to explain what we’re thinking.
”Some people get the wrong idea, you know. If you’re quiet and you’re just not the most gregarious person, that you’re like.. I don’t know, self-involved, rude possibly, frigid. I get that a lot from people who don’t know me, like online all you guys think I never smile, ever. It’s not true. I do smile sometimes.”
This thing with everyone knowing you, it’s weird, because people have this one-sided relationship where they look at your picture and feel they know you more than someone they actually know. I don’t really know myself that well.
I think that it’s awful when people misinterpret my being uncomfortable as ‘I don’t want to be here.’ It’s really the opposite — I’m too concerned. I absolutely love it so much. I don’t expect to seem cool to everyone; nor do I want to be. I think that’s the opposite of the definition of cool. So I don’t care at all. It’s like, “you absolutely despise me and you don’t even know me.”
I’m asked all the time in interviews about who I am, and I know a few people my age who have a strong sense of self, but I couldn’t say I know myself and sum it up and give it to you in a little package. I don’t know myself at all yet.