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SAG Awards 2015: Quotes from the stars

On “Birdman’s” cast win: “This film showed the courage actors have to lay it all on the line. I think that’s why [the voters] respectfully thought as a group we deserved a little prize.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
On “Still Alice”: This film was “not made in the spirit of loss and diminishment” but to get people “thinking about what you value and what you want to do with the time you have left.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
On his win: It’s like “white noise of euphoria.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
On long takes in the film: “If you made a mistake, you’re possibly destroying another actor’s best work. The responsibility of that made it high pressure. But in the flip side, it was incredibly exciting. It was like winning a race, which made it probably the most collaborative experience.” (Christina House / For The Times)
On diversifying Hollywood: “We want to see ourselves. We want to be inspired by that. I sometimes want the fantasy but more idea than not, I want reality. I want to feel less alone when I look at TV.”  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
On the Oscar wait: “I honestly don’t know what I’m supposed to do between now and then. ... I already did my job. Hopefully, this gets more people to see the movie. ... It is delightful to be considered the front-runner.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
On her female comedy actor win: “I thought my heart stopped. I was like, ‘Come on, heart, beat again.’ This is the most conscious reminder to stick with it and never quit.” (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
On having doubts taking a TV role: “I was afraid that I would not like playing the same character over and over. I was so wrong.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
On Twitter (Ruffalo couldn’t make the ceremony): “Ha ha ha! Sunny and my kids just woke me up to tell me I won a SAG award. Have to be at work in 4 hours. Thank you! @SAGawards” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
On attending awards shows with costars Eller Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater: “I pretend like we’re still filming, and I get to see my boy [Coltrane] and my girl [Linklater] grow and grow. I’m like a proud mama, and I just want to take photo upon photo of them all dressed up.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
On her role as Amelia Boynton in “Selma”: “She’s one of the mothers of the civil rights movement. I just wanted to do her justice.”  (Paul Buck / EPA)
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