Edinburgh is so cultural and such a beautiful place to walk around.
I like Scottish people because they feel very true. They're always level and straight. They get a reputation for being hardened because of it, but I find them to be scrupulously honest people.
I can only go places because I know that I can go away from them, if that makes sense. I like the gypsy lifestyle that filming affords.
Everybody has many people inside of them; I think we tend to present the one we feel is most appropriate at first, in order to gain acceptance or achieve what we want. It gets really interesting when this technique fails, and other levels are revealed.
I don't really use the Internet or the newspapers to find out about people.
I don't have a publicist. I don't go to events or self-promote, or endorse things, or whatever it is people are meant to do in that world.
I'll tell you, there's no goodies and baddies in the world, there's just people with intentions that sometimes clash.
I really admire artists who take the time to recharge their batteries and not continually call on it. I think you can spot tired and jaded artists quite quickly.
I believe that if you can discover something of the truth of a person, then you will start to understand, and to understand is to move towards, if not like, then at least an empathy of some kind.
My great grandparents are Scottish, and I have this very tenuous connection which I try and bump up whenever I can, because I'd much rather be Scottish than English.
There are some great actors I don't want to meet because I don't want to know how they did it. I don't want to know anything about their personal life, and the illusion, or whatever it is, the shape-shiftery magic stuff that they do, which is my joy.
I'm a terrible dancer.
It's great to sit and talk about the films and the people I work with, rather than where I buy my socks or whatever.
I don't think you can decide how famous or not you become.
I grew up in the countryside in the middle of nowhere in England and got out as soon as I could!
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