Every moment of living has its own logic, its own meaning.
Acting has always been such escapism for me.
I don't want to be doing fashion shoots and being interviewed about where I shop. Who cares?
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 love strong women in films that are allowed to play women and not male fantasies.
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.
The reason I act is because I'm trying to understand why people are as they are.
My family believe you should never be flashy about anything. Maybe that handicapped me a little bit, that extreme humility.
It's lovely to work with a group of actors who make you laugh and smile.
I've no wish to appear in celebrity magazines.
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.
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 hate to say that my mother was 'just a housewife', because in addition to that she has had lots of part-time secretarial jobs in factories and hospitals, always working really hard for our family.
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.
We live in a celebrity-obsessed society.
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.
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.'
When it comes to my work, I'm fearless. I go with my gut.
I'm not temperamentally into high comedy. I'm not a Noel Coward kind of girl.
I'm not a show-off; I'm not an exhibitionist.
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.
Literally, I don't know where life is gonna go from one day to the next, and that's as exciting as it is tiring.
My dad is such a good man, hard-working.
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.
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.
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