“I don’t care what happened in the past, I only care about the future.”

“What you think about is what you are.”

“I don’t read articles written about me unless I give an interview for a magazine. They’re fake! Don’t trust what u read on sites!”

“I like the dress-up part. In real life, I’m into sweats and never like that, but I do like to get dressed up – like most girls.”

“People have a preconceived notion about who I am and it’s interesting. It’s like picking who you want to win for the Oscars and not seeing the movie.”

“I’m the type of person who believes that everything happens for a reason and at the time that it’s supposed to.”

“I get a script and it’s really interesting with scripts, because you never really know. It’s paper and it could be great or awful. Even scripts that are good could end up not working.”

“I think that the most important lesson is to be yourself, and that you can’t change yourself for anyone else, … I think a lot of girls try to do that for their boyfriends or their parents, so that’s a strong message in this film.”

That always baffles me. I think young girls look up to people who are older than they are, because you’re always looking ahead.”

“Every person is so different and I don’t think there is an exact match for every person. If you meet someone and they have 20 of the 25 things you want in a person, then you’re pretty lucky.”

“I know who I am supposed to be with. I’m just waiting until the time is right. I know what i want. I want to be so sure of everything in my life and be so good on my own that someone just comes in to compliment it. I want somebody who is happy. I don’t want to meet someone who needs me. I want someone who is good on his own.”

“Everybody wants to be liked, fit in and make people laugh. I think we’re not that different.”

“I remember people saying that they brought cousins or people to the set and they had no idea that was me. So, that was really cool. I was proud that we fooled people.”

“Going to another country you’re not in your house, you’re with people you’ve never met before, and I think it’s definitely a good growing experience.”

“I don’t like being compared to anyone or being in a class with someone. I’m a teen actress and therefore I’m competing against Hilary Duff. We’re different people like everyone else.”

“I loved “Clueless.” That was one of my favorite movies of all time.”

“We try to magnify the difference between Americans and the English. In real life they like the same music and dress the same. It’s really much more similar than anyone thinks or how we show it.”

“I’m so protected in my Nickelodeon bubble and “What I Like About You.” It’s all pretty much the same people I’ve worked with and it was pretty protected.”

“So many people comment that I’m much more mature than average. In this business, you can get taken advantage of if you’re not aware and you’re not tough.”

“They realize that we’re poking fun at the stereotype, … I’ve talked with several British people and interviewers, and they all had a really positive take on the movie. I think that they’re confident enough in themselves. Everybody seems to be enjoying it.”

“I think you have to embrace being a role model because you are in the public eye, and whether you like it or not, people are going to be affected by you positively or negatively, … Public-wise, I really wouldn’t do anything that would be detrimental to anybody else or to myself. And to a certain extent, I try to watch out and try not to do anything that would be bad for kids to see.”

“I did theater before I got into TV and everything I did was serious, so it was definitely fun for me to pull out those chops, … I definitely wanted to do a movie that just wasn’t comedy.”

“I definitely want to go to college, but I can’t make any major decisions right now, … When I’m at that point, I’ll just see how I’m doing. If I have a couple of movies lined up, then I’ll put it off a few months. People go to college to figure out what they want to do, and it seems silly to turn down work, for me, at least.”

“I really enjoy acting, and whether it’s TV or films, I feel lucky to be doing it at all, … In the end, I’d love to do films, but I’m not going to work just to do work. I only want to do something that I feel right about.”

(On the Hollywood scene) “I don’t feel like I belong to that world. The truth is, I’m happy in my little life.”

“There is nothing less attractive than a guy who is a jerk and has an ego.”

“I think I’ll go out as much as I’ve ever gone out…which is not a lot. I like to dance and stuff, but drinking isn’t good for you in every way. It’s not good for your skin; it makes you feel horrible. So, drinking-wise, no.”

“My whole family loves comedies. We’re always laughing. I think I grew up sort of admiring comedians and I grew up watching the greats. And so my dad was really supportive of me doing this. And my mom was supportive, too. It just helped having a funny family.”

“I am doing the best I can and I don’t want to ever be compared to somebody that great because then when someone sees me they’ll say, ‘No, she’s not that good.’ But I’m working hard and I hope that I can eventually live up to that title.”

(On her parents, Richard and Lynn) “I love them because they accept me for who I am and they love me with all my faults. I am so grateful for them. I want to be with them forever. This is a good time to tell you! I’m never leaving!”

“I’m so against it. People should strive to be happy with who they are and not be obsessed with how they look. Beauty is nothing.”

“I’m really excited about my life. You only get one and I want to enjoy it.”

“I think every girl wants someone who is smart and funny, and I do too. But I want someone who is interesting. I mean, I want to be attracted to him, but beauty fades. There are many guys and girls who grew up being beautiful and never had to be smart or look hard for anything.”

“I think women look better and better as they get older, but there is some pressure on them to look a certain way. I personally think we should grow old gracefully. Like, my mum has great hair and it’s beautiful. It looks natural.”