I look my best when I'm totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.
I do know that the key to anything good is feeling relaxed and free. That's the main thing that you can offer yourself as an actor.
Nothing can teach you what it's like to work on a film set, and the best education there can be for an actor is to walk up the street and observe human nature.
Perhaps misguidedly, I always admire the people who are so polished.
The response to Pride has been so overwhelming. I mean, people have really loved it. And it's so rewarding because we had such a fun time making that film, and it was made with so much heart, that it's lovely that people seem to be responding in kind to that.
Actresses generally aren't allowed to have haircuts, because short hair isn't considered as versatile.
Anger is not an accepted thing for women. And, you know, I do get angry. I feel it's a very honest emotion.
Especially in Britain, people want to limit you.
Acting is about communicating what it is like to be human: the pain, the laughs, the misery, the joy. I suppose I am searching to have it all.
As a woman, you feel that you shouldn't want to better yourself against others. Ambition has become such an ugly word, hasn't it?
You just never know who's going to have chemistry. You can put two of the sexiest people in the world together, and they could be completely flat.
I think, you know, as an actor we get these terribly sort of pretentious ideas in our heads. We try to take everything very seriously at first, you know, until we lighten up, we get onboard, and have a laugh.
I find I clash sometimes with people who like to plan things and book you in for lunch. I'd rather someone call me up, say: 'Are you free tonight and d'you wanna go to the roller-disco? Or play pool?'
It's something that I am going over in my head about the whole video game thing, and whether you support violence by being in a film like this. I mean, to me, it's incredibly unreal and it's all about the action, and just explosions.
I long for the day when there are things I feel strongly about politically.
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