I just get so fed up with seeing the same things written about me. If I see the words 'ice queen' attached to me, I feel like banging my head against the wall. There's this perception that I can only be in a film if I have a glass of champagne in my hand and a stately home in the background.
There's something incredibly sexy about sand and sweat and dunes photographed like women's backs.
In fact, in many ways my mother was quite hippy-dippy, serving macrobiotic food and reading 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.'
It doesn't make you feel very good being mean and fierce; it is much nicer playing people who are kind and sweet.
Life is too short to live on low-fat everything.
If you're feeling insecure and you need to feel special, the best place to go is somewhere foreign where people treat you as special because you're different.
I've realised that I am who I am and that is it. Like it or lump it. I'm not around to please anyone any more, and it's a huge relief.
We older women in Europe are lucky not to be shoved away in a drawer.
I'm not at all fed up with British films, but I am fed up with playing upper-class people.
Most films seem to be about a man and a women falling in love at some point and once you pass forty-five, it's almost disgusting to fall in love.
As an adult, it's a huge shock to be orphaned; as a child it's just hideous, ghastly.
I am so bored with seeing stories about a mature man of 65 falling in love with a beautiful girl of 32.
I used to be so intensely preoccupied by unhappiness... now there are times where you might get down, but you can move on much faster now.
French culture takes ageing very seriously. There's much less ageism than in Anglo-Saxon countries.
Having a leading man who is actually prettier than you are is quite upsetting.
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