So I called them and said, “Thank you so much for hiring me! So I’m already nervous and hate those things, and they come up to me and go, “We can’t find James… ” and starts ripping apart his paper hat, jumps off the float, and bails. She was actually afraid of him and trying to starve him to death so he would leave her, but he kills her…
” I didn’t have a lot of waitressing experience, but I told them I learned fast, and to please give me the job because I had a baby I needed to feed, and they did. Michael Imperioli is going to present in his place.” I was like, “I’m going to kill that fuckin’ James Gandolfini next time I see him! ” So, he floats down the road, and police open up the barricade, but then I find myself trapped behind another barricade, and what do you know, the float comes by again with James. I think he thought I was some ghost judging him or something! ” Unfortunately, I forgot that I’d put on deodorant so poor Josh was lapping that up.. but he can’t remember killing her, because it was in a blind rage. Well, I’d met Richard once at a cocktail party years and years ago, right after True Romance came out, and told him I was a fan.
Even though my dad was the breadwinner, he always had this joke that he changed my diaper once, so she had a lot on her plate.
My mom also went back to school, got her degree, became a therapist, and taught for a while, so I remember seeing her worry about paying the bills and how she’d make the house payments.
” I literally thought, “Is he asking me to marry him for a 12-year defined period of time, and then we’ll get divorced? He said, “I’m thinking about shooting this movie a week a year, where you see this little boy start first grade and it ends when he graduates high school.” Everything in me was like, “Oh my God, yes!
Fuck, that’s going to be rad.” I said, “Well, I guess I should read a script,” and he said, “I don’t really have a script!
” Cut to a few months later, and I’m in New Orleans visiting my ex-husband [Thomas Jane] on a movie with my baby daughter. We were never romantically involved, and I’d known Johnny since I was 17—auditioning for parts, and trying to come up together. I’d say to David [Lynch], “Am I playing a ghost right now? He can’t deal with the fact that he killed her, so he reinvents himself as a mechanic who is everything he’s not. Simpson trial, so I kind of believe that he was influenced by it, and the fact that maybe O. He’d done Slacker and Dazed and Confused, both of which I loved.
And James was the king of the Mardi Gras parade that year. The first time I remember hanging out with him was at the parking lot of Canter’s drinking beers, and then we went over to the supermarket and I remember him pushing me around in a shopping cart, and I had a little strainer on my head. I figured that going into the dating pool was full of weird unknowns, and you might end up with someone who has some weird proclivity that you don’t understand, and maybe it’s not so great to be in the dating pool, so I said, “Why doesn’t he just lick my armpit or something? Then, he meets this girl—played by me, again—who’s this lying whore, because he’s a misogynist, and again, he can’t have her. He asked me about my kid, since it was pretty rare that someone that young, as an actress, had chosen to be a Mom, so we discussed it.
Just days before watching I had decided finally to take that leap and set up an online dating profile. How else can you know for certain that your kids will be out of harm’s way? But then one of my closest friends said something that changed everything.
So, I can’t find a bathroom for my baby daughter and I’m trapped behind this police blockade, and the parade comes by. Years went by, my phone rang, and he said, “Hey, this is Richard Linklater…
What are you going to be doing for the next 12 years?
She’s here in New York to promote Boyhood, which could also explain her candor and cheer.
Arquette delivers the best performance of her career as Olivia, a determined single mother raising two young children who suffers through a string of abusive relationships in order to keep a roof over their heads.