As a single mum I have to work, so I'm grateful to have the help of a wonderful and trusted nanny like I had when I was young.
Anyone who has that weird volition to become an actor probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things - to write, to play music, to paint, to cook
In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience
I can't pass a puppy, a kid or a baby without stopping. It's really annoying to every boyfriend I've ever head. My mother will roll her eyes and go, "God, really?!" But, I find children funny and great, and I love them.
I like the theater enormously, but I truly love films - the whole bizarre, boring process that it can be.
I really fancy Harrison Ford. I've got to say I think he's really divine. He's, like, an older man, I guess, although he's not really that old, obviously. I don't want to offend him
I don't really put my name to anything that I don't love and believe in, because there's no point.
I really believe in the characters I play.
Growing up, I thought I'd have at least five kids.
Babies are endlessly fascinating to look at and I'm obsessed about their complete and utter lack of guile.
I live a generally quiet life, as it were.
But I love filmmaking - I'm not ashamed of that. You're sort of vilified if you say that in England.
I taught myself how to play guitar - pretty badly, but I knew enough about music to start to figure it out.
I waited a long time to have children because I had this career that was kind of like my kid, it required as much nurturing.
I want a regular pay cheque.
I will make time to eat every day. I couldn't do as much as I do, actually, if I didn't eat.
I would never judge anyone for going anywhere for money.
I wouldn't go back and be 25 again for all the tea in China.
The Masonic aspect of Hollywood is so bizarre.
I wouldn't change a thing about what I've done in the past because what may have been bad choices have all led me to this moment.
I'd prefer not to be the pretty thing in a film. It's such a bloody responsibility to look cute, because people know when you don't and they're like, They're trying to pass her off as the cute girl and she's looking like a bedraggled sack of potatoes.
I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet.
Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting - a very personal one. I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me. Except diamonds. That's the exception to the rule.
Celebrity is a very tricky area to navigate.
Hollywood is portrayed in this super glamorous way, but when I see pictures of actresses going off the rails, it doesn't surprise me at all.
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