Movie people are so great with quotes, have you noticed? I love how they make the most insightful observations and cute remarks, too. Take, for instance, the actors in the new flick, "A Guy Thing." During filming they were all sitting around talking about just that — guy things — and they all agreed that: 1) Guys don’t ask for directions; 2) They control the remote; 3) They leave the seat up; 4) They obsess about watching sports. But it was Julia Stiles who came up with the most trenchant thought, based on her very own personal experiences, mind you. She says, "A guy thing is all about food. There’s something about men when they get hungry. They seem to have this severe drop in blood sugar. My dad does it. My grandfather did it. My boyfriend does it. Every boyfriend I’ve ever had did it. You could be talking and having a really good time, and all of a sudden it’s like, ‘I’m hungry. I’m hungry. I’m hungry. I need food. I need food. Make me a sandwich. Make me a sandwich now.’ I just think it’s funny because all of a sudden they behave like children. ‘Mommy I need food — feed me.’"
Well, well, but how about a few girl things like: 1) Getting a whole new set of boyfriends who don’t need their mommies; 2) Telling them to make their own damn sandwiches; 3) Suggesting that while they’re up they make you one, too. And hold the crusts please. It’s a girl thing.
We all know by now that Nicole Kidman, nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her great performance as Virginia Woolf in "The Hours," went out on a limb, undergoing a major transformation, stripping herself of her stunning looks for the role and enduring three hours a day applying the now-famous prosthetic nose to make herself as much like Woolf as possible. And here’s her quote: "We couldn’t help but wonder if the nose was going to be a distraction, or would it help create the character? We wanted it to be as authentic as possible, but I didn’t want to look like a complete idiot walking on the screen with a big nose and having people laugh. That was a big fear."