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 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 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'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.
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.
I'd prefer to go under the radar and just do the acting without being famous for it.
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.
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.
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.
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