” The odd thing is if you asked me to do the accent now I would find it very difficult unless I was also playing that part, because I associate it so much with entering into the role and stepping into someone else’s shoes. “


” But I have to grow out of it, because it’s very boring, really. Even when you’re telling people how crap you are, you’re still banging on about yourself. “


” I had friends at school, but I was never part of a gang and I dreamed of that sense of belonging to a group. You know, where people would call me ‘Em’ and shout across the bar, ‘Em, what are you drinking?’ after the show. “


” My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children they’re beautiful and wonderful then they believe it, and they will be. So I never thought I was unattractive. But I was never one of the girls at school who had lots of boyfriends. “


” I think we probably will end up in America because he would be giving up much more to come and live here. If you want to work in film, that’s really where you have to be. But I’m not sure that being an ex-pat is very good for one’s sense of self. “


” It’s a hard thing to do, to be given a script, and know that you’ve got to turn up on the first day of the shoot – generally without having had any rehearsal – and present a character. It’s really baffling, it’s incredibly hard to know how to begin, to approach it, other than just thinking about it. “


” I’m trying to avoid, you know, guilt, even though before the child is born, you’re already thinking you’re doing things wrong… Why do I think that will probably carry over until the day you die? “


” Accents are very tangible, blessedly, and if you have to do one, it’s a way of getting into character. I can read it through a few times and pretend I know what I’m doing! “


” I think that you can get more passionate about somebody the longer you’re with them and the more you know them and the more you go through together. Being married is definitely better than it’s cracked up to be I think. “


” Doing press is like eating at McDonald’s: while it’s going on it’s vaguely enjoyable – you’re seduced by your own vanity and taking yourself rather seriously – but immediately afterwards you feel sick. “


” I think half the time I just assume I don’t really know what I’m doing – you have to do that to a certain extent, but you don’t have to think you’re an idiot savant. “



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The odd thing is if you asked me to do the accent now I would find it very difficult unless I was also playing that part, because I associate it so much with entering into the role and stepping into someone else
But I have to grow out of it, because it


I had friends at school, but I was never part of a gang and I dreamed of that sense of belonging to a group. You know, where people would call me
My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children they
I think we probably will end up in America because he would be giving up much more to come and live here. If you want to work in film, that
It
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Accents are very tangible, blessedly, and if you have to do one, it
I think that you can get more passionate about somebody the longer you
Doing press is like eating at McDonald
I think half the time I just assume I don
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