Every moment of living has its own logic, its own meaning.
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.
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.
I'm not temperamentally into high comedy. I'm not a Noel Coward kind of girl.
I've no wish to appear in celebrity magazines.
It's lovely to work with a group of actors who make you laugh and smile.
My family believe you should never be flashy about anything. Maybe that handicapped me a little bit, that extreme humility.
The reason I act is because I'm trying to understand why people are as they are.
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'd prefer to go under the radar and just do the acting without being famous for it.
I'd love to work on a real girl piece with some fabulous actresses. I feel like I've worked with so many men.
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.
Acting has always been such escapism for me.
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.
Being at the pinnacle of my career is not to turn up in some multiplex blockbuster.
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