All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives.
There's no better way to test a person than to put them in the middle of a war. That's clearly going to show what kind of a character you're telling a story about.
When I was very young, I remember my mother telling me about a friend of hers in Germany, a pianist who played a symphony that wasn't permitted, and the Germans came up on stage and broke every finger on her hands. I grew up with stories of Nazis breaking the fingers of Jews.
There are so many rumours about so many of us in the public eye. Sometimes it's too hard to deny what is not true.
Alexandre de Betak