” I had a meeting a while back with a big group of women – actors and producers and writers – who are all ethnic minorities and we just aired what we thought was happening and why, and someone said that, as a black or mixed race actress, you feel like you’re renting space instead of carving out a career. But I’m just going to get on with it. “


” When you’re an actor, wealth is about choice. “


” I think anyone who has been bullied finds it life-affirming if you live to tell the tale. I just wish someone told me at school that there’s this weird average whereby if you’re not popular at school you will become popular later. “


” The chasm between independent film and commercial film is now so wide. You either have to be super-famous and get a first-time director or writer’s indie script off the ground, or you’re a newcomer and go and put a cape on for four years. “


” Living with the notion that you might never have a permanent spot in the world is really quite a powerful metaphor. “


” I think I’ve always felt that I want to do a very specific type of work and I’ve made informed decisions. You know, hopefully be part of a quiet movement or revolution. “


” I don’t want to be ‘de-ethnicised.’ I hate it when people say, ‘Oh I don’t even think of you as a woman,’ or, ‘I don’t even think of you as a black woman.’ Well what do you think of me as then? A loaf of bread? “


” I hate when there’s a band that you’ve loved and you go and see them and it’s like only the really new experimental stuff from the current album. “


” Often when you’re working on dark material, the atmosphere is fun. “


” When you get to do things you love with every fiber of your being, it’s a different experience. “



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I had a meeting a while back with a big group of women - actors and producers and writers - who are all ethnic minorities and we just aired what we thought was happening and why, and someone said that, as a black or mixed race actress, you feel like you
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I think anyone who has been bullied finds it life-affirming if you live to tell the tale. I just wish someone told me at school that there
The chasm between independent film and commercial film is now so wide. You either have to be super-famous and get a first-time director or writer
Living with the notion that you might never have a permanent spot in the world is really quite a powerful metaphor.
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I hate when there
Often when you
When you get to do things you love with every fiber of your being, it

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