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.
But I love filmmaking - I'm not ashamed of that. You're sort of vilified if you say that in England.
Babies are endlessly fascinating to look at and I'm obsessed about their complete and utter lack of guile.
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
There is absolutely no point in sitting around and feeling sorry for yourself. The great power you have is to let go ... focus on what you have, no that which has been mean or unkindly removed.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Cream - you can use it everywhere.
I don't know why my parents split up. I guess they just drifted apart, but I do know they stayed very good friends.
As an English actress constantly playing Americans, you already had to step way out of your box in that way.
Growing up, I thought I'd have at least five kids.
I don't really put my name to anything that I don't love and believe in, because there's no point.
I live a generally quiet life, as it were.
I really believe in the characters I play.
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.
You do a James Bond film, you're being part of an anachronism, a tradition.
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.
People go 'You look a lot like Minnie Driver.' Once I said, 'Thanks, Minnie is a great actress.' But, it blew up in my face. This person said, 'Nah, didn't like the last movie she did.
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.
Singing is my dream and, while it may have not been a commercial success, critically I was thrilled with the reception my first album got.
I like the theater enormously, but I truly love films - the whole bizarre, boring process that it can be.
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