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.
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
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.
Celebrity is a weird appendage, which is useless unless you do something with it.
I swear to God, I would marry the first person who asked me, just because it seems so completely impossible that anyone would ask.
I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet.
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 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.
Babies are endlessly fascinating to look at and I'm obsessed about their complete and utter lack of guile.
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 was equally in love with singing and acting from an early age.
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.
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.
I don't know how you would live in the world of Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston and being stalked. It's just brutal.
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.
You do a James Bond film, you're being part of an anachronism, a tradition.
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.
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.
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