There are ugly aspects to every single person's character. In being truthful, actors do have to show the ugly side of someone's character. We all behave like dicks sometimes.
I'm a very emotional person, and I love feeling things, so I tend to approach things kind of openly.
With the royal family, you don't want to see them as people because it takes the sheen off. They're distant, you can idealize them. But there's room to have compassion for people and see them as human beings. Just because they're royalty, it doesn't mean they don't love, or feel loss, or feel pain.
Any scene I've ever played where I've thought people who watch it had experienced something like that - for example, people who've had to deal with losing a parent - I want to do it as respectfully as possible for those people.
I'm realizing the more jobs I do and as my career goes on that there seems to be a theme of choosing the things I'm most scared of doing in a weird way. I've never really taken a job and not been scared of some sort of aspect of it. It's the challenge of it, I think.
I hate having to pose for photos. It's just so embarrassing. Everyone is expecting you to know what to do because you're an actor, but I haven't a clue.
I wouldn't have been able to go to drama school when I was 19. I don't think I was even conscious of life... I was like a zombie. But when I finished uni' I just realized... just go and do it, stop being a knob.
I've seen 'Pride and Prejudice' about 4,000 times. I'm not joking: I know every single line.
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