"Joan's this down and out recovering drug addict just trying to get her life back together. She lives in this shabby tenement building that Frank Castle moves into as he is just getting over the death of his family and turning into the Punisher. He's this mysterious guy doing all this stuff in his apartment and none of us who live in the building can figure out who he is or what it is that he's doing. And I think my character related to him. I identify with him as somebody who just doesn't care about life any more because he's lost his family and he's drinking heavily."
"I like playing somebody who is just sort of a loser. She's a waitress just trying to get her life back together and she's struggling. Of course I've never been a drug addict, but I mean everyone knows what it's like to struggle and to try and change their lives."
"Spacker Dave and Bumpo become her family and they are incredibly attached to each other and they are sort of...they are all they have for each other. And they sort of become the surrogate family for Frank. And they become, I hope if we pull it off, the reason that he does make it. He sort of gets a glimpse that there is something out there to live for, that there are still good people in the world."
"I love Mystique. People have been waiting their whole lives for these characters to be brought to life. And you don't want to let down the fan base and we definitely felt that pressure. But when you deliver, they are so appreciative. So for the rest of my life I get to be the person that people identify, the actor that people identify with Mystique. That is a huge thrill. You think of Christopher Reeve as Superman, or Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Wow. I get to be Mystique for the rest of my life."