• I had a lot of anger against the way things 'should be done' - conforming to social norms, ticking boxes to gain acceptance. Frustration at the pointlessness and predictability of smalltalk. Oh and a lot of anger about tea, which the British seem to use to avoid actually saying anything.

    "Rupert Friend Talks Directing Short Film Debut 'Steve,' Starring Knightley and Firth". Interview with Maggie Lange, September 26, 2012.