When you look back, I think things are as they are meant to be. Timing is very important.
I did an O-level in domestic science when I was at school, but on the day of the practical exam, it was a cookery nightmare.
I can do basics, but I'm not a proper cook. I can do a roast. I can stick a chicken in the oven with vegetables.
The first meal my husband ever made me was a chicken curry. I have never tasted anything so delicious in my life.
I've been to the White House and had Hilary Clinton push through the crowd to come and meet me. Chelsea Clinton, too.
I mean, I've done musicals, but it's not my best thing.
People have preconceptions about women of a certain age.
As an actor, you never know where the work's going to come, so you have to be flexible about it.
At the drop of a hat, people will say there are no roles for women after 40. It's there with a bunch of other rules I'm not interested in.
Coming eyeball to eyeball with a hummingbird on my terrace is as exciting to me as any celebrity I've met as a result of 'Downton Abbey.'
I always admire people who have passion.
I believe anything can happen.
I don't do freeways.
I don't have any rules when it comes to clothes. I'll wear anything if it fits and looks good.
I get invited to a lot more glamorous parties since I've been in 'Downton Abbey,' which has made me much more fashion conscious.
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