Every moment of living has its own logic, its own meaning.
Acting has always been such escapism 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.
I love strong women in films that are allowed to play women and not male fantasies.
I need someone who understands an artist's mentality. I couldn't be with someone who wouldn't let me have my freedom.
I think when you're an actor and you're drawing on your emotions all the time, you need to be quite steady.
I'd love to work on a real girl piece with some fabulous actresses. I feel like I've worked with so many men.
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.
I'm not temperamentally into high comedy. I'm not a Noel Coward kind of girl.
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?
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.
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.
Being at the pinnacle of my career is not to turn up in some multiplex blockbuster.
Every job feels like my first.
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.
At my school, Shakespeare wasn't on the syllabus - at least not for me.
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.
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