Quotes from Matthew Ashford
"Actors worry about bad breath, weight, receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter."
"After doing this, going away, trying other things and working on other shows, this character, and working within Days of Our Lives, has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career."
"All the writers and producers around us that gave us the environment where we could play. They were able to provide us with a place where we could take chances to play with things, go against the grain and do things that people don't always do."
"As an audience you can't always walk out of a theatre humming a song but you can feel things deep in your heart with Sondheim."
"Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me... a relaxation... I get my ideas from everyday events."
"Christina never called me names, which was very sweet. She said I was the only person there to support her, so she didn't want to alienate me."
"For me, the joy of doing it is doodling when I want to. But if I had to do it, I'd lose the joy."
"I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not. He is one of a small group of real storytellers. He has enormous imagination and ability to write. I'm glad he's coming back. It's going to be good for the show."
"I draw whatever hits me."
"I had not picked up a tennis racket in 15 years, so I tried."
"I played a lot of character parts in school."
"I think having eight kids evens things out a bit. You learn about the world; you learn about the world; you learn you've got to get along. We're all - if anything - very adjustable."
"I tried to laugh early on about ego and pride... I do something great and then I do something really dumb and then I laugh. You'll always be that kid."
"I was prepared for the theatre, but not for the nuts and bolts."
"I was waiting for them to give me direction on how to play the part, but that's just not the nature of the soap business."
"It confirms for me that we did something on Days that meant something. We had our ups and downs, but Missy and I and some of the other actors, created something that was really memorable."
"It ended up being a very good thing, because they finally started writing for the character, and I realized that you have to go to work with a purpose. I learned from the experience and then moved on."
"It's a rare thing to find somebody you can work with, work off of, and have fun with."
"It's very easy for me to laugh at myself and laugh at life."
"L.A. is not a town that supports a lot of theater. Most of the shows don't get through a week or two and then, the audience kind of disappears."
"Married relationships are not what we are pretending they are. It is not the '40s or the 50s anymore - we cannot pretend, things are changing."
"Melissa and I have the best working relationship, and we feel that Jack and Jennifer have so much more to do."
"My parents had their 50th wedding anniversary, so I went back to Virginia Beach for a party and spent time with them."
"Now we go out to eat earlier - at 5 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. It's better that way, especially when you have little kids who want to run around."
"Obviously, you check tht she's safe, she's clean, got all the fingers and toes, like that's going to help them through life. It'll help them walk, but you can't pull them out and check their IQ or anything."
"The fact is, it was a big show. We were a part of that show. Everybody watches for different reasons. There were some people who were tuning in that day to see what was going on with other characters."
"The fact that the writers and producers have give us the opportunity to mold these characters into something that is not everyday has been a pleasure."
"The only times I was popular were the three days when the school play was going on. Stardom and then anonymity."
"The thing with Counselor of Law was that it ran three times and they extended it again. In L.A., that is very unusual."
"What's the point of being negative or fearful? We can't control it."
"When I draw a character, very often as I'm doing a face, my face mirrors the expression."
"When the actors, director, and the rest of the crew work together and everything, hopefully, comes out right, that's the best part of my day."
"When you arrive at the set, you go from one rehearsal to the next and you struggle to get your lines out correctly and hit your marks."
"With Jack, I was always trying to find the positive because they always wrote the negative. I didn't have to be menacing. The music did it for me."
"You have to be awake at 6 a.m., when everyone else is asleep."
Total Quotes: 35
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