Top 31 Sylvia Hoeks Quotes

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“It’s interesting what happens when you take on a role, I think. What happens to me – without sounding too spiritual or too hippy, I guess – what happens, most of the time, you do a lot of research, and you get into the character, and at a certain moment, it’s like the character takes over.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I’m from a little village in the south of Holland where there was nothing to do but watch American movies and television – I grew up with The ‘A-Team,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ and ‘Edward Scissorhands.’”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“At 14, I was modeling, which helped me come out of my shell, but I always dreamed of theater school.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I’m a hippie at heart – I always want everyone to be happy.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“Being in the camera’s eye is like stepping into a dream world, one that is often more interesting than real life.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I love pretending more than reality.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“Denis Villeneuve is such a wonderful filmmaker. I just feel nothing but grateful to have worked with him and to have a chance to learn his language of filming.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I was shooting a German movie, ‘Whatever Happens,’ at the time, and I got the call from my agent asking me to self-tape for ‘Blade Runner.’ That was a no-brainer. I loved the original, and Rutger Hauer was a national hero, and he did such a good job in it.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I worked out six hours a day, six days a week, to get 16 pounds of extra muscle.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I speak Dutch, German, French, and English and have acted in all of those languages, but I love the American experience.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“Where I grew up, there was one supermarket, one school, one hairdresser, and that was it. It was a very small community.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I love long dinners with friends.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I’m not really into trends.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I love Tilda Swinton and the way she dresses. She always looks like a piece of art.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I’m not an actor that works in front of a mirror, who tries to repeat her actions or whatever.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“It sometimes happens that you come out of a scene, and you don’t even know what happened. It’s like you’re in the zone.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I want to play so many different characters. I want to, like, understand so many different people, and psychoanalysis, everything. I love that about my job: getting into the character and understanding it and doing the psychoanalysis and creating that character.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I’m kind of shy.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“When I go to a movie, I want to see stuff that I don’t see in my normal life, and I want to see it all.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“You have to work your way up – that’s how I was brought up and what I believe in: working hard.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I love playing villains or bad guys or bad girls.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I don’t love to generalize, because I think every person has bad and good in them.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I didn’t ‘leave’ Dutch cinema.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“As a female actress, I didn’t feel the need to be sexy or beautiful.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I do enter into character on set, but I can step out of it.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I am a fan of dark movies and dark complex characters, and I love to take on a character like that.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“Especially for young girls growing up, it would be lovely to see strong women who don’t necessarily need to be sexy or find that interesting. Or have to be the girlfriend or the mother. They can play complex characters that you want to follow and make you believe that you can be strong as well.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“Think of Capt. Hook, and then put an ‘s’ after it. Capt. Hooks. That’s me.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“If a man’s able to laugh about himself, that’s good. You can be in love with a man or share his bed, but if there’s no humor, there’s nothing.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“No pickup lines! They’re the worst. But I love jokes.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I’m very comfortable with men – they’re freer and a lot of fun!”

― Sylvia Hoeks
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