Grief jumps out at you when you're least expecting it.
There are probably only a certain number of people who can understand or tolerate how long a job will take and what demands it puts on you. And why should they? It breeds a strange kind of selfishness immersing yourself in a character for so long.
It's a good feeling to come away from a day's work feeling like you've achieved something. Tired brain is good.
I have always worked from that place, that if you are going to inhabit someone and get under their eyes, you need to have empathy.
There's only so much you can do of trying, finding yourself very close to getting a part and then not getting it.
I don't think there's ever a point when you turn to yourself and go, 'Yes, I've made a success of this career path.' You never feel like you've done your best work. You always think you could be better.
In whatever work environment, whether we admit it or not, there is always a little part of us that has been or will be tempted by a lifestyle for the wrong reasons.
I stupidly ignored education completely. I found it dull and I preferred to cause chaos and have fun. I regret this massively now.
You never know really what anyone thinks about you - that's why all my closest friends are ones I've had since my schooling days when I was 5. And I surround myself with people who I trust and who know me.
I suppose there's an anger in all of us. Some hidden rage that you keep at bay.
There is nothing I hate more than meeting someone who has forgotten the art of conversing.
The people in Iraq lived essentially good lives. They had brilliant health and education systems. Saddam actually created an incredible infrastructure in a very difficult country, but they were a Mafia family. If you said anything against that regime or that family you would be killed instantly.
One of the exciting and enjoyable aspects of acting is being in the environment with another actor.
Yes, I want children and I can't wait to have that closeness with someone - to bring someone into the world. But, I really don't know when.
I think skilled salesmen have the ability to work out who you are and pick out aspects of your personality. They almost manipulate you, in a way, to make you buy their product.
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