” I guess there’s this mind shift that happens once you’re on stage. I don’t know, chemicals, something happens and you just… I just become completely in control of where I am. And it’s all about trusting the people that you’re on the stage with, listening… and it just falls into place really easily. “


” Both ‘Mabo’ and ‘The Sapphires’ have been significant roles because it’s about my people. They are celebratory stories, on top of allowing people to understand our history. “


” There is that idea of seeming crazy when you’re seeing spirits or you’re seeing dead people, you know what I mean? There’s a certain sort of stigma, a sort of kookiness, when it comes to that. “


” I like solitude. I’m very good at being disconnected. I do a lot of disappearing. People who know me go, ‘Oh yeah, Mailman, she’s gone into her cave again.’ I’m like that, a bit of a hibernating bear. Like that crocodile that just sits there in the water and doesn’t do much. I was always a bit of a dreamer as a kid, so that hasn’t changed. “


” I was big as a kid, very overweight. That caused a lot of insecurities for me growing up, and on top of that, I didn’t like the idea of big crowds. I found it quite frightening. I enjoy the company of people who I know, and I’m probably still like that today. “


” Some people think that there aren’t many Aboriginal actors around, and if there are, they’re not that good. It’s stupid. There’s such an incredible pool of talent out there, and they’re still coming out of drama schools. People just need to take a leap of faith. “



All 6 Deborah Mailman Quotes about People in picture


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There is that idea of seeming crazy when you
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I was big as a kid, very overweight. That caused a lot of insecurities for me growing up, and on top of that, I didn
Some people think that there aren

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