I like to surround myself with people with skills that could be useful. That’s something I always keep in mind with like friends or boyfriends or whatever. I gave my boyfriend flying lessons for his birthday. He never showed an interest in flying but I just gave them to him like in case the world has gone to shit and we need to fly away. I was like I need to be with someone who can operate a helicopter.
“When I have to do talk shows, I have to treat it like some sort of weird performance art or else I can’t deal with it because that situation is so unnatural for me. It goes against every instinct in my body. I think people mistake my silences and my awkwardness for some kind of control. But the first interview I ever did for [Jay] Leno, I almost passed out in the middle of it. There is a moment you can see where I totally check out. I start looking at the floor for about five seconds and then I say something which got a really big laugh, but I remember in my head just thinking, ‘I’m going to pass out, I’m going to pass out.’”