Basically, I don't like to be hit, and being hit is a major part of roller derby.
The entire cast became obsessed with comparing bruises. But Drew, who directed while skating in rainbow tube socks, won in the end - she had one on her hip that was eight inches long and five inches wide. I was in my high-school years and it was a wonderful, loving relationship with a fun, smart guy. I used to fool myself that drugs were a way of connecting me to the world. If I learned one thing from taking them it's that death and apathy aren't good places to call home - they're not even good places to visit.
But that was nothing compared to the gruelling preparation for Whip It.
I've spent my life trying things, sometimes succeeding, sometimes falling flat on my backside.
But I'm still an individual, and my priorities are intact.
Therefore, it’s wise to take your love life seriously at a younger age, and make smart compromises when you have the most attention from the largest pool of high quality men. “Sex doesn’t keep any man who doesn’t want to be kept. If he isn’t marriage-minded, it makes little difference.” Mostly correct.
If you don’t want to get married, if you don’t want to have kids, and if you would rather be alone than make any compromises, Ms. Alas, it wildly misinterprets what I was suggesting.
I needed to get away from the movie business and feed my creative fire through music.
After five years of rock 'n' roll, I'm ready to hurl myself back into acting with a passion. I've been on some tough movie shoots - Natural Born Killers called for serious, extensive fight training, and it was painful at times.
Believe it or not, most men do not lie in order to get sex. Sex is so readily available from women that there’s no incentive for a guy to have to say something untrue like, “I love you” or “I want to be your boyfriend” in order to get laid. Holding out for commitment will, in fact, scare the guy away who only wants to get laid. And if she let me know that she didn’t sleep with guys outside of a commitment, I’d have been out the door in a heartbeat.
Naturally, calling a guy a boyfriend doesn’t guarantee a lasting marriage – not by any stretch of the imagination. Which is the entire point of my suggestion – it weeds out the guys who aren’t serious about you really fast.
It amazes me that people are still fascinated that we went out for four years. Then it was over and he went on to become incredibly famous. It took me a while to realise that it was things like making music that connected me.