” You can see when an actor gets bored: Their eyes go dead. I promised myself I’d never let that happen. If it does, I’ll go and live on a desert island for a year. “


” Well it’s hard to bracket it like that because everyone always thinks you either go to America and you come back, fail or succeed, but it doesn’t work like that. “


” People became more interested in my love life than in me, and that has a certain effect. You start to feel very empty and worth nothing, you start to become a piece in a board game you never wanted to play. “


” Onstage, there’s no hiding, you either can or can’t act. There’s no second take. “


” I’ve always chosen incredibly different roles and things that are quite offbeat. That way you’re not limited. “


” I look at being an actress as being like a mummy: You’re bandaged up and preserved as soon as you start making other people money. “


” For Closer, we’ve had five weeks. You go into every single word because it’s very, very concentrated dialogue. “


” Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can’t function your brain, forget your vocabulary. “


” And the most important thing – apart from telling a good, believable story, and being a true character – is to be someone the audience will care about, even if you’re playing a murderer or rapist. “



All 9 Anna Friel Quotes about You in picture


You can see when an actor gets bored: Their eyes go dead. I promised myself I
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People became more interested in my love life than in me, and that has a certain effect. You start to feel very empty and worth nothing, you start to become a piece in a board game you never wanted to play.
Onstage, there
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I look at being an actress as being like a mummy: You
For Closer, we
Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can
And the most important thing - apart from telling a good, believable story, and being a true character - is to be someone the audience will care about, even if you
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