We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Allison Williams Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I can rap. Not openly in the world, but it’s important that people know! I can rap for a very specific reason, which is that in college I was in an improv comedy group, and we did musical improv.
‘Girls’ was my first audition. I’d just taken an audition class, and I was excited to implement those tools.
Catherine Keener is everyone’s dream sister slash mom slash aunt.
A lot of guys I know loved ‘Sex and the City.’ They’ll take it to their grave, but they watched every episode of it.
I auditioned for ‘Girls’ the fall after I graduated from Yale. The show has been amazing – as close to perfect as it gets!
I told my parents I wanted to be an actress years before I wrapped my head around what my dad did for a living. It’s not easy to explain the job of the television journalist, especially when a lot of my friends’ dads had jobs that were a lot easier to explain, like a lawyer, a banker or a doctor.
I am traditional: a big note writer, and I like using the phone.
Showing ‘Get Out’ to a room full of strangers and having them react lets them be introspective and see the way certain images affect other people.
When I graduated from college in early 2010, I decided that I needed to create a calling card, some kind of business card that people can link to my name and face. So I did this ‘Mad Men Theme Song… With a Twist’ music video. I released it just as I moved to L.A.
I do not want to ask people to go consume something unless I think it is important in some way.
I’m a master assembler of Ikea furniture, in case anyone wants to know.
There’s no trajectory to follow. Even if you were to say, ‘OK, I’m going to model my ascent based on this other person’s,’ luck and timing play such a big part that it’s really futile.
Worst advice? I either don’t remember it or I’ve been very lucky in terms of getting good advice.
In most cases, no one asks what I think, and so for me to be ready to volunteer it unprompted, I have to feel very ready to accept whatever is coming next.
You don’t want to keep giving yourself a sugar spike and then crash and get exhausted and need coffee because you shoot for a long time. On set, I eat a lot of peanut butter and apples, things that have actual energy and protein in them to keep me going.
With ‘Girls,’ Marnie was a slow burn; she shifted over time. With ‘Get Out,’ I was suddenly faced with the pressure that, like, I need an audience to know Rose deeply within 15 minutes, within a couple scenes. And that’s not something I’ve ever done before.
The Emmys is great, but the Golden Globes, you have the stars of television and the stars of movies in one place.
Even when I was a child, my best friend was a 92-year-old woman.
Sometimes fake laughing is hard once you’ve done a scene 18 times. I don’t want to brag, but I have a reputation for being very, very good at that. It’s funny finding what’s challenging about acting as you go.
I started out really into musical theater. So you can imagine I was super popular. I wasn’t awkward looking at all.
I read very one-note. Teacher’s pet, Goody Two-shoes. I’d hate to be annoying. Who wants to see movies with someone annoying in them? But it’s hard for me to paint myself as anything but whatever it is I come across as – which is pretty together.
I’ve wanted to act since I was little, but my parents told me I couldn’t pursue it until after college. The understanding was that I was lucky enough to be able to go to college and that it’s important to being successful in life.
I’m very protective; it’s in my wiring.
I want to play a villain. I want to play a romantic heroine.
I have a doughnut every morning. The same kind, from a street cart. Vanilla frosted with sprinkles on one half, weirdly. How hard is it to sprinkle the whole thing?
To try and to pretend that there’s no difference between where we come from is so dumb.
I love dancing. It’s one of my favorite things in the whole world.
One of my favorite things to do is to play music really loud and dance my butt off in the morning. I’ll do it alone in my apartment. You can’t have a bad day after that.
I try to always have a hair cut that I don’t have to style every day, so I’ll usually just let my hair air dry.
I’m not a dieter. I have the palate of a 7-year-old boy, although I’m working on it. I order off the kids’ menu! I’m working hard to eat more fruit and veggies and round it all out, but I’m a big pretzels and Diet Coke kind of girl.
It’s very weird waking around a corner and being nose to nose with myself on the side of a bus. And Times Square – that’s the craziest one.
I’ve been dumped hard. My heart has been broken and shattered, and I’ve also been on the other end of that too.
I definitely hand myself over to the hair and makeup gods of ‘Girls.’ Our look on the show is very specific, and it’s different from mine in real life, although I’ve definitely learned things from working with both the hair and makeup people for the show.
I think I’ve always had that bird’s-eye view of myself. I think it’s an actor trait… Sometimes it’s best just to get lost out there, but other times you have to be aware of where the light’s hitting you.
There are lots of things about me that aren’t like the rest of my friends. But I try to learn as much about millennials as I can so I can stay afloat among them.
My whole background is character acting: weird costumes, fat suits, playing men, playing animals – I’ve never played anyone with whom there’s any overlapping Venn diagram.
I operate with this sense of needing to live up to what I am asking of people. I am, by far, my own worst critic.
In real life, we do things out of character, constantly. A couple of days ago, my shoes were hurting, so I walked barefoot through New York. Someone who has known me my whole life would think that was so out of character. But I did it because of the circumstances.
When I was little, I used to watch Disney movies all the time, and it drove me crazy that Cinderella’s tights wouldn’t gather at her ankle when her foot bent, so I kept trying to make sure that I didn’t get those little creases on my ankle because Cinderella didn’t have them.
I wake up every morning thinking I need to be edgier.
I will never actually be able to know what it’s like to go through life in someone else’s body.
I was only allowed only to watch public television until I was 12 years old.
Look at Jennifer Aniston: She’s America’s sweetheart for a reason. You know what she’s going to look like when she shows up to something, and there’s something so comfortable about that.
I would prefer to keep my clothes on. Unless there’s a brisk breeze or something, I tend to keep them on.
I invested in a blow-dryer. I do a very simple blow out that I’ve gotten quite good at. I’m ambidextrous. I often wonder why people’s hair looks lopsided. It’s because it’s hard to reach both sides of your hair.
I just have always been so interested in the way actors and actresses present themselves to the world because I think it is very important and it affects the way people see you as an actor.
My dad keeps joking about sneaking into my grandparents’ house and switching out their HBO for PBS so they think I’m on ‘Downton Abbey.’
I don’t understand how some of these young actresses are wearing such provocative, editorial items, when they haven’t even established a career yet. It’s hard to see past that. I’m not so sure that’s smart in the long run.
The idea of a young girl who knows exactly what she wants with her life is the most threatening and unappealing thing you can imagine.
Trying to imagine what it’s like to be someone else is never a substitute for actually living that way, for acknowledging the respect that we need to have for each other’s experiences.
I love Emma Watson’s makeup a lot. I love Cate Blanchett. I’m biased, though. I love my makeup artist, Julie Harris; she is really phenomenal, but everyone has their technique, and there are incredible-looking girls out there.
I know what I’m like when I don’t have a project coming up, and that’s the mode I’m almost more comfortable in. That’s when I get really scrappy and creative.
In order to have skin that glows and looks healthy and actually is healthy, you need to look at the whole picture and have a holistic approach to it. A lot of it is exercising regularly, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and keeping stress down.
I’m so happy that I finished college. Going into this crazy vortex of scrutiny is tough. If I was younger than I was now and I was going to fashion shows, I might have this distorted sense of self. I might rely on those cameras. Because when I was 18, I was half-baked.
I am private because I’m still figuring things out. I’m young! I’m making it up as I go!