“I thought I was going to go into theater and move to New York, but as things happened, thank goodness, I got a job. I was on a TV series and one job led to another. I think in some past life I was a really good person, and this is like I’m being rewarded because I’m not sure I deserve all of this.”
— Ginnifer Goodwin, “Once Upon a Time”

“There have been women in the last few years that seem to shock people. It seems to shock people that Tina Fey was a head writer, that she created a show and she writes films. I don’t know why that’s shocking, but that’s OK. It’s great, and people are getting used to the idea. That’s good for us.”
— Cheryl Hines, “Suburgatory”

“I think, when you’re looking at comedy or drama, people always want to say that they’re so different to do, but I feel like as actors, you’re using the same tools all the time.”
— Allison Brie, “Community,” “Mad Men”

“There really isn’t another show schedule-wise and performance-wise on TV right now that’s like ‘Saturday Night Live.’ It’s really hard to get out of your system, and I think that most of the people that have been on the show are usually lifelong nerds.”
— Maya Rudolph, “Up All Night”

“I had been on TV before, but this was the first time it was all on my shoulders. … I had a couple of moments of panic and anxiety but tried to repress them and just get to work, put my blinders on and make the product great. And when it’s successful, it’s 10 times more powerful.”
— Emily VanCamp, “Revenge”

“We shot our whole season before it started to air. I was excited about the work we had done and really wanted to share it with people. When it finally came out, I was walking a little different. You know, ‘Zou bisou bisou.’ “
— Jessica Pare, “Mad Men”