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It was only after university that I said to myself that I had to take the risk and have a serious go at acting. It’s such a bizarre profession, because you have to be totally tough to deal with all those times when you’re being turned down, and then really soft in order to access your character’s emotions.
I just took everything so seriously in my early twenties. But now I’m like, ‘life can be fun.’ You don’t have to overthink everything. I’ve found a way to be more at peace with things. I’m looking forward to turning 30.
I have such an eclectic taste. I like listening to classical music and pop music.
In a way, ‘Like Crazy‘ keys into our generation, this idea of now we can still be in communication. Where do the boundaries of relationships end?
I think the writing skills of actors are sometimes underestimated.
I’m happiest when I’m discussing a script and working with interesting people.
You just have to take these opportunities when they come along. They’re not that frequent; you’ll get a really good script, oh, maybe once a year if you’re lucky.
I’m attracted to playing people who aren’t necessarily straightforward.
It’s funny how seeing a love story never gets boring, because it’s the dream, isn’t it? It’s the dream to have a true connection with another human being.
I’m very independent, creatively, always trying to push myself – and I think that comes from my mother.
My grandmother has dementia, and my mother is looking after her as her primary caregiver. Seeing their relationship has had a profound impact, seeing how tough it is for both of them and seeing how the roles change and how my mother has gone from being a daughter to being the mother.
You still slightly down that you’re ever going to work again, every time you finish something. That’s the territory of being an actor. It’s like anything that’s competitive. It takes a lot of determination. I just feel lucky to be able to do something that I really love.
Of everything I have done, ‘The Archers’ always gets the most excitement; there’s a sort of uncontrollable joy from fans of the program.
I love spending time researching a character and reading about them.
Any creative process comes with a level of self-analysis and self-criticism. There’s a lot of waking up in the middle of the night going, ‘Oh, I wish I had done that differently.’
The ideal would be to have a career like Meryl Streep’s or Kate Winslet’s. It’s just unbelievable how they manage to make such incredible choices one after the other. If you could have a career anything like that, then that would be a great thing.
I think there is an enormous appetite for great roles for women.
‘Great Expectations‘ has become one of my favorite books.
I don’t think my parents would have let me go straight into acting full time when I was 12. I do like to have balance, naturally, as an individual.
When a relationship with a director is really working, you have the same idea at the same time. You go, ‘Look, this isn’t working,’ and they’ll go, ‘I know it’s not working. What are we gonna do?’ And you go and try something else.
It’s nice to have some continuity you can come back to. I feel that in coming home, coming back to London.
When you’re in the head of the character, you feel less self-conscious. If I was just being me, I would feel so exposed and be like, ‘Why is there a huge camera in my face?’ But, when you’re believing in the person that you’re playing, you feel protected. It’s about being true to that person you’re playing.
There’s such a sense of theatre in getting glammed up; it’s like putting on a play or short film.
I was a very rotund child with short hair, and for some reason, I always had black ballet shoes. I was like the Wednesday Addams of ballet.
The key is working with great directors. A film is so many different people and all their talents, but particularly the directors, because of the idiosyncrasies of that person.
My mother was in the kind of late-’60s, early-’70s origins of female emancipation. And she was very much like, ‘You’re not going to be defined by how you look. It’s going to be about who you are and what you do.’