I'm just interested in things that move me and make me think, make me laugh.
I love the virtuosity and imaginative chutzpah of 'Da Vinci's Demons,' and not just because my boyfriend is in it!
There's a pressure to conform to particular images, and it feels a pretty exclusive pool of body image or facial image that is considered appealing. And in a way, that feels like pre-judging what an audience might actually want.
I am fascinated by people's flaws and delusions: all the messy bits of human nature we all try to pretend we don't have.
I am always really buzzed after each performance, and at around one in the morning, I'll hit a brick wall and need to sleep.
It's true: theatre has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I always liked everything about it. As a child, I used to get so excited about performing, I'd get the giggles.
I heard David Sedaris read live recently which was a complete delight. Few writers make me laugh out loud on the bus. He does.
I've had so many experiences where everyone is very polite about each other's working process, which can lead to work where everyone seems to be in different plays.
I'm halfway through Patti Smith's memoir 'Just Kids,' which is heart-stoppingly vivid. It drips with beauty and hope and devastating candour. I don't want it to end.
I'm sure my mum was a huge influence on my wanting to be an actress: just seeing her doing it, seeing her love it, caring about it. Invest in something, take it seriously and be so wonderful.
Acting on stage is a living organism you can never pin down, and I believe the audience feeds off that, too.
Cate Blanchett and Eileen Atkins are definitely among my top five actresses whose work I aspire to.
For a long time, I did feel aware that I wasn't pretty or bubbly enough. Nor was I sexy-looking.
I've obviously got one of those faces that people can forget.
Throughout my life, I've known that if I change my hair, if I change my look, people I know will blank me in the street.
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