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 think in most jobs, you get better as you get older. You gain experience, you gain knowledge.
I like the idea that I'm making things that people might think and argue about.
I am so bored with seeing stories about a mature man of 65 falling in love with a beautiful girl of 32.
It's very hard having a career in different continents and two different languages.
Having a career is a bit like navigating an Atlantic crossing - you have to make sure everything is keeping and is balanced.
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.
My body is a baby machine.
The parts I've been most successful in are the ones I've desperately, desperately wanted.
Successful films are very dangerous things.
You don't choose a film because it's made by a woman, you choose it because it's good.
Often, the roles I'm offered in England are melancholic women who are filled with regret for the past, regret for their fading beauty.
I think the sheer number of pop stars has kind of drowned out, somewhat, our interest. We're just submerged.
I do a film because I like the story and I want to give life to a character - I don't necessarily have to agree with the director.
I mean, my father was killed when I was six. And I only have tiny, tiny flashes of memory.
When I speak English, I've been told, I have this patrician way of speaking that's very irritating. It's the whole class thing.
I find it difficult to explain, but I'm quite ashamed of being an actress.
People are always saying, English, English, English rose, and I just feel so completely different.
I am sure that, had I grown up with both parents, had I grown up in a safe environment, had I grown up with a feeling of safety rather than danger, I would not be the way I am.
My children are lovely. They're perfect.
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