I like to play the grey areas in life - that's the most uncomfortable place to be. Nobody likes to be in that in-between state where there don't know what's going to happen. There's a lot of tension in that, and a lot of stuff to play with - where it's uncomfortable and awkward and sad and scary.
I don't think I've played a lot of crazy people.
I feel so grateful when I see a movie and there's a woman who looks somewhat like me. I'm like, 'Thank you, Samantha Morton!' You know, a woman who feels like a human being. That means so much to me.
I read every single review, because I love film criticism and I'm interested.
The interesting thing about acting is using all your own stuff and having some kind of personal catharsis while you're working.
People in New Zealand go out of their way to not be impressed by things.
For a while, I was only being sent fat-girl parts. Seriously? Sometimes I feel like I'm making some kind of radical statement because I'm a size 6.
I know my mother-in-law would drive two hours to go see a movie that I'm in.
I love festivals because I feel like I'm more of a movie fan than a person who's in the film industry.
I really like 'Girls.' I know everybody does, but I love 'Girls.'
I was a kid who didn't have a lot of self-esteem.
I'm not one of those people who can cry on cue. If I have to cry in an audition, I'm like, 'Okay, let me see what I can do.'
New Zealanders can be a little hostile.
There's not much of a follow-your-dreams kind of vibe in New Zealand or my family.
Even when I'm reading a script where I'm supposed to be looking at the lead role, I'll find myself gravitating toward some small weirdo in a few scenes instead. I'm very instinctive like that and I love the challenge of not having a lot of time to create someone who feels real.
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