You have to have sympathy for and an empathy with a character in order to play them.
I have such a huge girl crush on Beyonce.
I certainly never saw myself as posh.
If I'm tweeting about being somewhere, and I haven't replied to somebody's email from three days ago, that's quite rude.
I grew up listening in awe to stories of their wartime adventures. My granny, Joan, was a journalist and wrote amazing letters to my grandpa when he was a prisoner of war, while my nana, Mary, was a Land Girl, then a Wren. They were so independent, resilient and glamorous.
I'd love to work in the States; I'd love to work anywhere where you get a good script and a good part to play. But I do love British film as well.
I've been really lucky because I've managed to become wonderful friends with a handful of very talented British designers. Christopher Kane has become one of my very good friends - also Erdem. Jonathan Saunders is another brilliant talent who's very kind. We all hang out.
No one goes through life thinking that they're the best friend of the lead character.
Sometimes we do things that are really awful.
There is no way I'd have wanted to live in the Twenties. It was really crap for women.
When I emerge from filming I feel slightly out of synch with real life, but it's also a relief.
My history teacher was utterly terrifying, but her lessons were very inspiring. She got me interested in people and stories, which then led me to acting.
As actors, you play people who are not yourselves!
I think as an actor you're used to having to travel, so wherever the work, is you're willing to go.
The Twenties have this sort of attitude where you never know what's around the corner.
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