Go ahead Quote me

Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren

A US talent agent once told me an Indian woman could never have a career in Hollywood. It was heartbreaking, but she was merely highlighting the harsh reality at the time.

ACTRESS ARCHIE PANJABI on the worst thing she was told. She has since starred in the American TV series The Good Wife


She's five going on 13. She looks like a '90s grunge girl. And has the attitude to go with it.

ACTRESS DREW BARRYMORE on her daughter Olive


It's your revolution against it that pushes art forward. I believe in that. If young people will be looking at me and going, 'Well, I don't want to do it like that,' they will be the ones who will actually push the whole thing forward.

ACTRESS HELEN MIRREN

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 21, 2018, with the headline 'Go ahead Quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe