- “The thing that was usual about this morning is that usually I’m awakened by somebody who wants food [...] This time it was by somebody delivering amazing news.”
- on award campaigning: “I’ve never been part of the awards conversation before, and I hadn’t realized that there was some sort of campaign period. I was completely out of the loop, so it’s a real honor to think that my performance has been remembered, when I haven’t been trying to make anybody remember it.”
- on working with Fincher: "[Fincher] made me much more fearless. I’m much more willing to be daring, I think. And I trust that giving the time and the right environment, you can go deeper and to many more places than you think. And it’s also made me crave a sort of honesty in the business, too. Because one thing about Fincher and Cean Chaffin, his wife and producer, is that you know that they’re gonna give it to you straight the whole time. They’re not going to bullshit you, whether it’s palatable or not. It’s made me crave that kind of honesty in all of my dealings.”
- on Gone Girl being 'snubbed': “I don’t want that to take away from my gratitude for being recognized,” she said, “but I know that I would not be here if it were not for Gillian [Flynn], for Ben [Affleck], for David. If I hadn’t had the lines to say and I hadn’t been directed and I hadn’t had a dance partner like Ben, I would not be worth two hoots.
“It sort of feels wrong, and it sort of feels like I’m stepping on people’s shoulders and reaching for the clouds. Maybe that’s not the diplomatic thing to say, but it feels a little like that, if I’m being honest.”