My real self, the self I have always been from a child, is a loner and nerd, slightly overweight, with a very heavy fringe. That is who I was as a kid. I don't think I will ever be anything other than that.
I love firing guns. It's an amazing feeling - so sexy and powerful.
I don't think I'm curvaceous. It's simply that most other actresses are really, stupidly tiny.
From a very young age, stories fuelled my imagination in the most wonderful way.
I can't imagine it if beauty was the only currency I used as an actress. It just doesn't interest me.
I am often lost in my own world, with a frown on my face.
I like characters who have faults. I'm drawn to darker people.
I think it's always easier to play parts that you have something concrete that you can relate to.
I'm not really into makeup, not really into fuffing with hair and stuff.
Documenting trips makes them that much richer. I stick in train tickets and business cards from restaurants. It makes the whole experience poetic, describing the sights, smells and sounds around me. It means I can relive the holiday years later.
Mum wasn't at all religious, but she thought that going to the theatre was as important a ceremonial, communal experience that a person could have.
My first job was a Greek tragedy, and ever since, one job just seemed to roll onto the next. I've been terribly lucky.
Although I grew up in London, I spent summers in Missouri, where my dad lived. It's quite a liberal town, Kansas City. You'd be surprised.
I read a lot of heavy literature when I'm on set, so on holiday I want to indulge in something light-hearted.
I'd love to do an action movie. Something with lots of stunts. Anything fast and dangerous and involving guns.
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