Catherine O'Hara Poster

Quotes (15)

  • I'm pretty much a good Catholic girl at heart and I believe in family. I also have a basic belief that God takes care of me. I believe in prayer, even though I'm not that religious. I just have that foundation from my family. I mean when you think that you're just a human being and one of God's creatures, you can't take anything that seriously.
  • I lived in LA for a few months. It seemed like no one there had parents. Or if they did have parents, they would deny it.
  • I think the success of my work stems from being truthful.
  • I know. I'm lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have 'til December, right?
  • Night time really is the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone is asleep.
  • I never went to the prom or anything. I got asked by a couple of weird guys, but no one I wanted to show up at a formal with. Mostly I thought about being an actress. I wasn't conscious of wanting to be a comic actress. I wasn't really funny or anything, and I didn't think about it. It wasn't supposed to be ladylike for a girl to joke. To this day, I've found that it doesn't matter what a guy looks like if he's really funny. His sense of humor makes him attractive. On the other hand, you don't hear men saying, "No she's not pretty, but is she ever funny!"
  • [on doing voiceover work with Martin Short in Frankenweenie (2012)] In a live-action film, the focus is on the set and the lighting and everything that's there. In animation, it's all right in the headphones. As Marty says, it uses a different set of muscles. In this case, we were given some beautiful illustrations to guide us, and I think we just tried to honor that.
  • I think everyone is born funny. Sadly, some lives beat it out of them. I don't know what allows someone to keep being funny and actually make a career of it. I was encouraged to see the humor in life and have always been around people who think funny, but I know some hilarious people whose sense of humor saved them from their lives.
  • I started working in the 1970s, when women's lib was a daily subject. A lot of what women were fighting for then is a given now. In comedy it has gotten so much better. So many women are creating their own material. If anything, I think more about being older than being a woman in comedy. (2015)
  • I think the best dramatic actors know how to tap into their character's humor. I have more respect for those who take their comedy seriously.
  • [on stand-up comedians] They often make me wonder 'Don't these people have any friends they'd like to work with?' I love being surrounded by talented people who teach me so we can challenge each other, inspire each other. I feel very fortunate that I have gotten so many chances to work with fun gangs.
  • There are actresses who want to stick to one certain way, and there are actors like me who want to do a bunch of different characters. Don't fence me in! Don't lock me down! I want to do different things! I don't know who I am!
  • The films I get offered now are little independent movies, and they're way less money than I got when I was getting my first jobs in film.
  • There's no middle class in acting salaries in film anymore
  • [on Moira Rose, her character in Schitt's Creek (2015)] The exterior always helps make me feel like someone else. For Moira, I get my hair done, I get my makeup, I get those clothes on. They make me stand differently and walk differently. I explain the voice as souvenirs from all my world travel. I've taken a bit of all the people I've met in the world and I'm sharing it with you. [Does Moira's voice.] "Aren't you lucky?"