I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.
I did 'Bridge to Terabithia' when I was around 6 years old, but for my first movie, I was 5.
I was a hot-dog stand lady, I was an orphan housemother, I was a waitress 3 or 4 times. All of those jobs did not have good bosses. They basically told you what to do, when to do and when to hop. And I just didn't like that very much.
My mother is an amazing woman. Not only did she manage the entire household, she noticed a gift in each of her kids and instilled confidence in all of us that that gift would take us wherever we wanted to go.
Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging.