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.
I live a generally quiet life, as it were.
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 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.
I don't really put my name to anything that I don't love and believe in, because there's no point.
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.
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.
I want a regular pay cheque.
You do a James Bond film, you're being part of an anachronism, a tradition.
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.
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.
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.
Growing up, I thought I'd have at least five kids.
Celebrity is a very tricky area to navigate.
I like the theater enormously, but I truly love films - the whole bizarre, boring process that it can be.
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