Everything contains its antithesis.
It is intensely frustrating. The longer you live, the more interesting life gets, and yet many of the parts involve carrying trays and putting lamb chops down in front of the leading man.
There's still a massive inequality between the genders. If you look at the trajectory of a male actor's career, there's no hesitation or hiatus. But women after the age of 35 to 40 are rarely placed in the centre of the story.
I hope to have more time to think, to look at the sky, dealing with less crisis management, to learn another language, to travel.
I never have time to myself; it's the one thing about my life I would probably hope to change.
I'd rather be useful than rich. It's more essential to feel you're doing something that's worth doing, rather than making a lot of money.
If I could have any artist's work on my sitting room wall it would probably be by Van Gogh or Picasso.
I'm hardly Hollywood material - they're interested in youth and perfection and I lay no claims to either. It's not a place that's particularly interested in talent.
Cruelty to children is the thing I can least bear in the world.
I wouldn't even begin to presume that the talent of an able actor is anything like the talents of a prodigious musician.
I have quite a robust relationship with regret. You simply don't know what the alternative would have been.
I grew up all over the world. My father was in the army and was posted to a new place every two and a half years. I have no geographical roots.
I have a wardrobe full of expensive clothes, but wear the same two T-shirts. I've never found a look.
I often don't feel like the person I look like.
I often wrangle with myself as an actor, and wrestle with the process. In striving for authenticity I often have the feeling I am falling short.
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