I remember having to take detours around the Hollywood sign to avoid having to see this grotesque poster of myself on Sunset Boulevard.
You're in a movie because you're appealing and because you represent the aspiration, the fantasy, the ideal.
When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted really to be the kind of actress I became.
All anything takes, really, is confidence.
I always tell young actors to have a back-up. You don't want to find yourself at the age of 30 still struggling to make a living out of acting.
Writers are very much undervalued in the creative process.
Having done something like The Thorn Birds gives you enormous longevity. You can keep picking and choosing the roles for a bit longer.
There's very little bohemia in Australia and it's one of the things I miss most about not living in Europe.
I've been as critically rubbished as acclaimed and the worst thing about that is that it usually plays into your own self-criticism.
I got pigeonholed a bit. When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted to be the kind of actress I became.
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