Clips of an article from Australia's Sunday Herald Sun. I just pasted the parts with her talking about her own perils of fashion but if anybody wants the whole interview let me know.
In real life are there dresses hanging in your wardrobe that are simply too awful to wear?
I have given them all away in shame. The only thing I have kept is a Christmas dress my mother made me when I was 14 for a very special Christmas party, and my prom dress from when I was a sophomore, which I still think is kind of awesome and I would wear again, but everyone else thinks it's hideous, which I don't understand. It's a pastel plaid and really cool. So tastes change? Or are just seduced by the moment when it comes to fashion?
It depends. When I first moved to LA, I tried following the trends and do what everyone was doing, but trends are trends for a reason – they come and go. I was doing an interview yesterday and they showed me old pictures of me, which was mean, and there were outfits where I literally had no excuse. But now I am very fortunate to have a lot of people that help me because I can't dress myself. I am very jeans. Same thing for your wedding, or did you do it all yourself?
Oh no – I had exceptionally good wedding planners. I have no idea how I could have possibly have done it without them. Were your bridesmaids' dresses uniformed or did you let them chose the style themselves?
I did them all the same because I was going for a look and a vibe. I just thought it would be easier to say, `Here is the dress'. Were you nervous about repeating things your character, Jane, did in the movie when it came to your bridesmaid dresses?
I had bigger fears than the dresses, like the day going well and as planned, that I don't trip down the aisle, that I don't start crying too soon and ruin everything. Or get too soppy when I did my vows. Or that I didn't get really drunk and throw up.
Of course! Gah, she is so cute. From the same source.
Being so successful these days, has it become harder for you to say no?
It's much easier now because it is more obvious when someone is trying to shove their agenda down your throat. In my early 20s, it was way more confusing. As a young girl it is really easy to come into that thing where you want everyone to like you. Then you segue into your early 20s and want your boyfriend to like you and to please him and make him happy and be the person he thinks you should be. But I got really sick of that by 24 and was like, `I am done with that – I just want to be me and if you don't like me – screw you'. In Jane proves to be a strong character. How does that compare with the time you stood up for fellow Grey's Anatomy cast member T.R. Knight after that whole Isaiah Washington thing, when you had the guts to stand up and say something?
Oh and enough champagne! I don't think I deserve any accolades for that. But I truly had had a couple of glasses of champagne and was a little buzzed and angry. But I really love him and he is a friend of my heart and that ruined his night. It did and it shouldn't have. We should have been celebrating our win and that was huge. For an actor like T.R., who has been in this business for years, to get a night like that and have it ruined? It made me really mad and I had a little liquid courage, too. How were James Marsden and Edward Burns to work with?
They are both really funny. Which is surprising, because you haven't gotten to that side of either of them before. We'd spend a lot of nights in Rhode Island having dinner and just laughing. They were a good time. Jimmy is a little goofier than Eddie – he matches me on goofiness, while Ed is very droll and just delivers the line. He was fun. How much of Jane do you relate to with regard to being the caretaker?
I am a little bit, especially with the people I love. I would do anything to protect those people and they assure me the same loyalty. The same thing with friends. I can bitch about T.R., but no one else can. With Jane it was extreme, so I don't know if I related to her as much as I understood her. There are times in your life when you fail – that is just life. But Jane lives in a very safe little world where she is the victim, and I actually think it's really selfish. Even with her sister, because everyone thinks she takes advantage of Jane, and why wouldn't she? She's made it so easy for her to do that, while it fulfills Jane's need to be that person in Tess's life. Are you like that with your sister?
Oh no – we are very different and are, like, four years apart. Growing up, my sister had nothing to do with me. Now as adults we have a great, close relationship. So you would never publicly humiliate your sister like Jane did?
Oh, that was so evil! But no, of course not. But I have had my moments with my sister when I have had to do something really extreme because she was making choices and decisions I couldn't live with. I was too young to understand what she was doing and be compassionate about it. So there have been moments when I have not been the best sister, but I understood why Jane would do it and thought it was a very grand way to make a statement. You have had a great year in film, so where does Grey's Anatomy fit in your future?
It's complicated and busy. It's the best of both worlds ... I can risk a little more in my film career because I don't have to worry about not paying the bills, but it is constricting with my time. I have nine months with the show and two to do a film, where they usually take three. It's a rush at times, working weekends, and it does make it a lot harder. But I feel I spent quite a few years not working and napping a lot, so I feel I have reserved a lot of energy and can handle this.