A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment.
I had the conviction that lovemaking fools you. The overpowering emotions it induces make you think you're sharing the same feelings as the other person and that they're imagining the same as you.
I feel lucky, happy and philosophical about it all.
Theatre is a sacred space for actors. You are responsible; you are in the driving-seat.
I have done everything I can to make sure my daughter knows her father because you form your own identity by rebelling against your parents - but first you have to know them.
Having had a reputation for being sexy is a great prop to lean on now.
I want to come across as a positive person.
I've been through some very difficult stages in my life, but I wouldn't change anything.
I look for people who're passionate, dedicated to the text, and in whom I trust completely.
In many ways, when you're young and sexy, it's very annoying to be whistled at and to have someone always trying to attract your attention, but now when it happens I find myself registering the fact almost warmly.
On the stage, you alone hold the key, and on the night you have to trust that the director has inspired you enough to take the material and run with it.
You seldom get that in film where you're lucky if you get any say at all in the final cut.
With a theatre audience there's always the additional sense of a sustained challenge of which I'm acutely aware and for which you need to have the tools ready - your voice, physicality, brain.
I came to Ireland 20 years ago as a student, hitch-hiking round for a week and staying in Dublin.
It helped me when I decided that we're on this planet to learn to live together and get along.
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