” If you’re at an award ceremony, you’re against your mates. “


” Agents and producers have to get you into a box to accommodate their limited imaginations. “


” You can only do your best. That’s all you can do. And if it isn’t good enough, it isn’t good enough. “


” Her death has had a huge effect on me. It felt like a big hole appeared on my left side – apparently your left side is your mother – which I thought could never be filled. Now I think what you have to do is fill it with yourself because your mother is part of you. I’m easing into that space, using it and being comforted by it. “


” I don’t feel the need for religion. But I went on a yoga retreat last year and I do believe slightly in the karma thing and just being good and true unto yourself. And I slightly believe that you can attract good and bad to you. “


” Chaotic people often have chaotic lives, and I think they create that. But if you try and have an inner peace and a positive attitude, I think you attract that. “


” Having a child makes you strong and gives you chutzpah. It relaxed my attitude to the job, my center of focus shifted, which I think is very helpful, because even if you’re not a very indulgent actor you spend a lot of time thinking about yourself. I don’t think that is particularly healthy. “


” A lot of me is very up, and you have to have light and shade. They are both important and you have to be able to balance them. You have to admit that sadness is part of you and that it enriches you. I use it in my work. “


” You could say I’m a character actress. Or maybe a character actress who does peculiar, interesting lead roles. Does that make sense? “


” At the time of Woodstock, I was just 13, but I used to see these exotic hippy creatures and I did look on with envy. How could you not? In an ideal world, I would have loved to have been a hippy – but I might have been a bit strait-laced. It was my fantasy. “


” You could say I’m a character actress. Or maybe a character actress who does peculiar, interesting lead roles. “



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Agents and producers have to get you into a box to accommodate their limited imaginations.


You can only do your best. That
Her death has had a huge effect on me. It felt like a big hole appeared on my left side - apparently your left side is your mother - which I thought could never be filled. Now I think what you have to do is fill it with yourself because your mother is part of you. I
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Chaotic people often have chaotic lives, and I think they create that. But if you try and have an inner peace and a positive attitude, I think you attract that.
Having a child makes you strong and gives you chutzpah. It relaxed my attitude to the job, my center of focus shifted, which I think is very helpful, because even if you
A lot of me is very up, and you have to have light and shade. They are both important and you have to be able to balance them. You have to admit that sadness is part of you and that it enriches you. I use it in my work.
You could say I
At the time of Woodstock, I was just 13, but I used to see these exotic hippy creatures and I did look on with envy. How could you not? In an ideal world, I would have loved to have been a hippy - but I might have been a bit strait-laced. It was my fantasy.
You could say I
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