Go ahead quote me

Actress Saoirse Ronan.
Actress Saoirse Ronan.
British Comedian John Oliver.
British Comedian John Oliver.
Actor Lawrence Ng.
Actor Lawrence Ng.

I remember being starving at the Oscars because you don't eat, you know, for like four hours. I know now you eat before you go to these things.

ACTRESS SAOIRSE RONAN, who is an Oscar nominee again for Brooklyn, eight years after her first nomination for Atonement (2007)


From a US perspective, you're not really supposed to do it. It's like basic-level parenting. Don't stare directly at the sun and don't meet fugitives.

BRITISH COMEDIAN JOHN OLIVER, who interviewed fugitive Edward Snowden for his HBO show Last Week Tonight without warning his bosses


When there's a script, there's more pressure. Acting is like life. You don't have to prepare in advance. If you're too familiar with the script, it's like you're reciting it by heart.

ACTOR LAWRENCE NG, who is used to the TVB style of writing last-minute screenplays

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 13, 2016, with the headline 'GoAheadQuoteMe'. Print Edition | Subscribe