Life is too short to live on low-fat everything.
If you're feeling insecure and you need to feel special, the best place to go is somewhere foreign where people treat you as special because you're different.
We older women in Europe are lucky not to be shoved away in a drawer.
I used to be so intensely preoccupied by unhappiness... now there are times where you might get down, but you can move on much faster now.
I'm very wary of trust, you see.
You know those drugstore kits that tell you when you're pregnant? They should have one that tells you when you're sane.
I like the idea that I'm making things that people might think and argue about.
I think in most jobs, you get better as you get older. You gain experience, you gain knowledge.
I am so bored with seeing stories about a mature man of 65 falling in love with a beautiful girl of 32.
Having a career is a bit like navigating an Atlantic crossing - you have to make sure everything is keeping and is balanced.
It's very hard having a career in different continents and two different languages.
Most films seem to be about a man and a women falling in love at some point and once you pass forty-five, it's almost disgusting to fall in love.
If you are a successful actor, which is what I am, then you tend to get labelled very quickly and easily.
I can't move back to England. My home is in France now. I'd love to but I can't. My family's all there now.
If anyone says, 'Let's have a girls' night out,' I will run in the opposite direction.
I find it very difficult to be two different characters at the same time - actress and mother.
I'd love to do some comedy. Particularly French comedy, which I know sounds like a contradiction in terms.
I wouldn't want you to see me all the time on the screen, because I get bored of it myself!
With the theatre, your whole day is geared towards the evening's show, and that's the job. People usually go to work about 9 and come home around 5, or maybe 7.
Exoticism can give you an edge: it makes people assume you're cleverer than you are and gives you the upper hand.
Buy, buy, buy, buy! They want to grab you and trap you and turn you into little Elizabeth Hurleys.
I've realised that I am who I am and that is it. Like it or lump it. I'm not around to please anyone any more, and it's a huge relief.
People will now go to films with subtitles, you know. They're not afraid of them. It's one of the upsides of text-messaging and e-mail. Maybe the only good thing to come of it.
I try to make films that I find exciting. It makes me want to get out of bed at five in the morning, have my make-up done and play for the rest of the day.
I have never met a woman who works who doesn't feel guilty. I mean we all deny it like crazy but deep down there is always that voice saying you should be at home.
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