I am such a tomboy. I grew up fighting with boys, mainly - beating up boys, actually.
Thankfully, I have never experienced a miscarriage, but I have friends and family who have, and I've talked to them about their feelings.
I love playing 'Madame Vastra.' Although I do suffer, spending three-and-a-half hours in make-up every morning to have her lizard skin put on. I was so excited the first day when we did the make-up test, but after six hours, I was like, 'Can we finish now?'
It's hard to get the downtrodden working-class wifey sometimes because 'You don't look like it'. Well, that's weird because I grew up on a scheme in Paisley. But everyone's got a viewpoint about what you should look like, and it's tainted by prejudices and assumptions.
Women are never the protagonists; we're always reactionary against everything that's done to us. I like people who write for women that have got a bit more about them.
Audiences are a wee bit more chatty in New York than in London.
Fashion isn't something I madly follow. I tend just to wear what I like and what fits me well.
For a little while there, I was thinking, 'I don't want to be in anything on British TV'. I didn't watch any of it because it was rubbish.
I do worry because it takes all types to make our culture, to make our art. We need it to be available to all.
I really admire medical people. They have a great sense of humour, and they just have to get on with it.
I started horse-riding when I was a child and still try to go as often as I can.
I tend to do yoga before I go on stage, so that keeps me nice and calm.
I've been a 'Doctor Who' fan since I was a wee girl.
In the Church of Scotland, Episcopalian, you don't have to believe in Heaven, but you definitely have to believe in Hell.
My first-night jitters are so bad, I can't even hold a tea cup, but once I am over that, I get really into it.
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