I just believe that sometimes in life you're like a shark - you have to keep moving through water; otherwise, you'll die.
Working on new projects gives you the opportunity to learn and absorb new things.
Most of my cousins are boys, so I'm used to being around boys.
When I left EastEnders, I could have earned an absolute fortune from sexy calendars, shoots for lads' mags, fitness videos and reality shows. But I always turned them down.
Doing the same thing day in, day out. It's just so boring. I like to jump from different things.
I think it's so important as an actor that you hang on to your own inner compass, because so many people want to guide you - 'This is what you should you be doing'. But I want to do different things.
For me, once I've worked on something and it's finished, it's like an ex-boyfriend: you don't go back to them.
There's such a huge world out there; I haven't even begun to scratch the surface.
When I was ten, I saw 'Grease' on stage and thought: 'I want to be part of that; it looks like so much fun.' My mum enrolled me in a local theatre group, and it all went from there.
Sometimes in life, random things can blind-side you.
I love doing action; I love doing martial arts. There's almost something balletic about it.
I was bullied. I was a bit of a geek. Good-looking guys were off-limits. I didn't start dating until I was 18.
'Bionic Woman' really enriched my career. It was a big, amazing thing to do.
If I wear make-up, then people recognise me, but the rest of the time, no one really bothers.
I toned down my accent at school; otherwise, people would pick on me.
All that celebrity stuff isn't me. It's just not acting.
If I am not working, I won't wear makeup and I will wear flats.
I adore water, so it would be a real adventure to visit the Amazon before they chop down all the trees.
I just don't know anything about jazz, really. I've never really listened to it, but I'd definitely like to discover more about it.
When you fight on set, you try to not hurt anybody.
Soaps are a great springboard for any actor but if you want to be taken seriously, you have to be careful.
I've never been a social bunny. I thrive on work.
The whole dream of having your own place is great, but the reality is having to cook and clean yourself and do the washing and make sure there's milk in the fridge. But you have to grow up some time.
I like to hang out with my friends, go to the theatre, watch DVDs, read, play with my niece.
I really like Billie Holiday's husky voice, and I'd definitely like to find out more about her.
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