Every moment of living has its own logic, its own meaning.
Acting has always been such escapism for me.
My personal life, my normal life, is so important to me. To be able to go back to my personal life and leave characters behind is important; I don't keep them with me.
I love strong women in films that are allowed to play women and not male fantasies.
I love actresses who are brave and don't do what's expected of them or don't play off how they look or take risks.
I don't want to be doing fashion shoots and being interviewed about where I shop. Who cares?
I act because I have to, because I need to find out whether I can do it or not - that's what drives me and excites me and lights me up.
Every job feels like my first.
I think when you're an actor and you're drawing on your emotions all the time, you need to be quite steady.
I need someone who understands an artist's mentality. I couldn't be with someone who wouldn't let me have my freedom.
I'd prefer to go under the radar and just do the acting without being famous for it.
I'm a theater actress. I love rehearsal. I could have six weeks of rehearsal and think it's not enough. But on film, you don't get that luxury.
I'm not a show-off; I'm not an exhibitionist.
Theatre is where my heart is. It's where I can do my best work. And even if I do films and TV, that's what I want to come back to.
I'd love to work on a real girl piece with some fabulous actresses. I feel like I've worked with so many men.
Being at the pinnacle of my career is not to turn up in some multiplex blockbuster.
Women do well in their thirties. They put their bags down and say, 'This is who I am - like it or lump it.' There is a more relaxed quality, which I like.
As an actor, you always want to keep it different, change it up, and, you know, just to keep yourself inspired and work with interesting characters.
At my school, Shakespeare wasn't on the syllabus - at least not for me.
Obviously, education is hugely important, along with healthcare. They're the basics and you're hurting your own country if you don't pour money into them.
When it comes to my work, I'm fearless. I go with my gut.
When I was younger, I used to write to directors when I was unsure I could play a role. I'd say: 'You've made a terrible mistake.'
Auditioning is a horrible experience because you know you are being absolutely scrutinized and judged. There are days where you can do it and days where it's just not happening, and I feel like that's how it is with all artists; you have some days it kind of works.
We live in a celebrity-obsessed society.
There is a part of me that is not fulfilled by acting. It is a self-involved life; it can feel shallow, but not very often.
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