Holly Hunter says about developing her talent as an actor, that she was “trying to get as much experience as I could. But very early on, I was always extremely particular. From the beginning, I was never desperate.
“I did other things for money; you know, the normal, boring stuff – I temped, I did waitressing.
“But I actually quit a play early on in my career – it was one of the first things that I ever got cast in, but I quit because there was something about it that I didn’t like.
“I didn’t think the director was the right guy to be directing it. So I’ve never felt that every situation was great for me and therefore I would have to stay.
“To me, being creative is a very fragile thing, the environment in which one can create is a very particular one, and somehow I’ve always felt the need to be very protective of that….”
She thinks you need to acknowledge the fickle nature of the profession:
“Actors are beggars and gypsies, that’s just the way it is. And in many ways, I take what I can get. But I do search high and low for stuff that interests me.” [quotes from imdb.com]