Top 43 Carice van Houten Quotes

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“I like to play a strong woman, but a strong woman can also be very fragile and vulnerable at the same time.”

― Carice van Houten

“Dining with a married couple can be uncomfortable.”

― Carice van Houten

“I’ve never really considered packing my suitcase and heading to Hollywood.”

― Carice van Houten

“I have a very musical family from my Scottish roots.”

― Carice van Houten

“My father is a silent cinema freak, so he took me to 1925 silent films that took forever, like 5-hour movies, but I’ve seen a lot of that stuff since I was young. And then I saw the film ‘Annie,’ and I just wanted to be Annie; I just wanted to be that orphan kid and wanted to sing and dance.”

― Carice van Houten

“I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. There are moments I feel like 99 percent of the people who write stuff are the sweetest people, and then one crazy guy or girl spoils the whole thing.”

― Carice van Houten

“On my own, I have very bad posture; I’m clunky.”

― Carice van Houten

“I’m cold in summer. I’m the coldest person ever! It’s very ironic I’m never cold in the scripts. Every time I’m shooting, if you don’t see a part of me, there are hot water bottles there.”

― Carice van Houten

“When I started acting, there were parts in English that I thought I just had to try it out and go to another country. I did a film in Ireland. It was my first film abroad.”

― Carice van Houten

“I do this acting thing mostly for myself. I like to make a connection and communicate with the audience to make myself feel less lonely. I also do it to develop my own character, so sometimes I do it to just be away in a certain area that I’ve never been to. But mostly, the story has to do something for me.”

― Carice van Houten

“I have some wigs at home just for fun. Throughout my years, my hair has been treated in a not very nice way, so I have to be careful.”

― Carice van Houten

“Most directors that I’ve worked with – I’ve worked with before, especially in Holland – and they know that I’m somebody who talks and asks, and talks, and talks, and talks and questions and turns things around. I’m like a little cat, walking around my little nest until I find my place.”

― Carice van Houten

“Don’t get me wrong: I would not say no to an Oscar!”

― Carice van Houten

“American actresses have more problems than I do; I’m lucky to be able to play what I want for a smaller audience, because I have my own country to do that in.”

― Carice van Houten

“Playing evil is just not interesting. I don’t think anyone who does evil stuff thinks they’re doing evil stuff. That’s the scary part.”

― Carice van Houten

“I’m a singer and working on my second album. I write and produce. There is so much more that satisfies me. So there’s not just this one ambition to become an American movie star. Because I will never become an American movie star.”

― Carice van Houten

“I don’t believe you can get into somebody’s character but more that somebody comes in you. You just use yourself. In everything I play, I feel like it is me. I just say different things on different times and look different.”

― Carice van Houten

“I don’t do method acting. If I play a farmer, I’m not gonna spend 3 weeks on a chicken farm. That’s a bit too much for me.”

― Carice van Houten

“In my own country, I play light comedies and funny parts.”

― Carice van Houten

“I think it’s cool people love to hate me.”

― Carice van Houten

“In the streets, they’re very nice. On Twitter, there are people who love to hate me. Sometimes people get mean. I tend to answer like, ‘Careful now, know who you’re dealing with…’ They’re like, ‘I’m sorry! Don’t send the Lord of Light after me!’ It’s fun to play with that.”

― Carice van Houten

“I’m a workaholic.”

― Carice van Houten

“It’s great to play somebody’s wife, but not all the time. There’s so many other stories to tell.”

― Carice van Houten

“I can’t say I’m having trouble with my husband or that I have a stubborn child.”

― Carice van Houten

“I don’t know how to play evil.”

― Carice van Houten

“I’m completely the opposite of what I play on ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Carice van Houten

“I’m not at all a hero. I’m a wussy.”

― Carice van Houten

“It’s quite absurd to act against a smoke creature that is not there.”

― Carice van Houten

“I tend to really duck down and make myself smaller than I already am.”

― Carice van Houten

“There doesn’t seem to be a religion in ‘Game of Thrones’ that’s totally peaceful… we haven’t seen any Buddhists.”

― Carice van Houten

“It’s not so easy to forgive.”

― Carice van Houten

“I never believe in going to America with my show reel and knocking on every agent’s door. I couldn’t even do it. I’m way too insecure and too proud.”

― Carice van Houten

“I personally don’t like to rehearse so much. I really sort of trust my instinct.”

― Carice van Houten

“I think I’m a very intuitive actress.”

― Carice van Houten

“If I go to Hollywood, I will have to start all over again – which is fine and makes me humble.”

― Carice van Houten

“My grandparents met each other in amateur theatre. My uncle is an actor.”

― Carice van Houten

“Whenever you have to do a photo shoot with a woman, there is this weird competition. They need to prove something. They need to play games – maybe unconsciously – but women are so sensitive, and people call me more masculine sometimes.”

― Carice van Houten

“For a while, I thought that I was only going to be cast in Second World War films.”

― Carice van Houten

“My mother and my sister are big Jon Snow fans.”

― Carice van Houten

“I come from Holland, and there’s a lot of nudity in film there.”

― Carice van Houten

“I pick up on other people’s discomfort.”

― Carice van Houten

“I speak French, German, English, and Dutch, and I can say a few words in Spanish – none of these languages have anything to do with Valyrian.”

― Carice van Houten

“The khaleesi seems the most fair.”

― Carice van Houten
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