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Miranda Otto Quotes

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Any time you have intimacy with someone, there is something between them.
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If there is a book that the script came from you have to read it, you have to see what you can get out of it: mood, back story and things that may not even be in the film. They kick off your imagination and broaden the character, I think.
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It’s good to see a man who isn’t afraid to live out his masculinity.
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I was cast in a film toward the end of high school. Even then, I wasn’t sure.
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I tend to not think about the kind of movie things I want to be doing, because I’ve worked in all sorts of different places, and I’ve spent all sorts of time in England, and I’d still do things in Australia and in America.
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I got into medicine at university, then deferred a year to see. Then I started acting and just never went back to university.
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You do remember things that people say in movies. You remember particular lines and things that are funny. But, you also remember really strong images. Images have a way of bypassing your brain and hitting you emotionally.
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I have been really lucky to play roles younger than myself for most of my career.
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That fascinated me. I used to watch all these operations on TV and thought it would be really cool to do that.
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There’s a film I did years ago, ‘Love Serenade,’ that I still really love. It’s such an oddball sense of humor. It was a really special film for me when I did it.
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I worry about my sides. I worry where everything goes. I worry that I’m going to be the leak. I give all my scripts back!
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When I was working on ‘Homeland,’ there was a consultant who helped me a lot… I went to Washington and met with my consultant there, and he actually organised a lunch with several people from the Intelligence Committee.
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Certain characters get to me and stay with me for a while.
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Acting is a freelance career… you never stop having to prove yourself and fight for work.
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Sometimes, as a young woman, you are boxed in more to playing characters that are emotional and vulnerable.
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I find, in film, we’re always making things and having these intense friendships and then losing track of people. When I first start a job, I’m quite nervous, and it takes me a while to find my place, and then it feels like I’m just really loving it and feeling great, and it’s all over.
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I think you go through a period as a teenager of being quite cool and unaffected by things.
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As actors, we are accustomed to moving around, and it’s always great to live and work in a city – you feel like you are truly living a life there.
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I’m so fair that I didn’t go in the sun as a child. When all my friends were on the beach, I was going to ballet. The teachers there didn’t like you going in the sun, so I never did.
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I love the Russians for their verve, their melancholia, their vivacity, their unpredictability, and their humour.
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I think film likes me better than the theatre does for some reason.
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There’s such big pressure on people who are incredibly famous, on those who have people sitting outside their front door and taking photos every time they move.
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Writers would hate me saying this, and I love words, but I have to say that cinema exists, on one level, for the power of the big image and what that image does.
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There are so many things from movies that are remembered, that are just looks on people’s faces or incredible vistas or beautiful pictures. That is a very important part of cinema.
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In Australia, it’s people from Asian countries who most often recognise me. There are often people just looking at me at the supermarket, like they’re shocked to think I would go to the supermarket.
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I’ve been on shows where they’re just setting it up, and they’re trying to find the tone of the writing and performance. That’s always a really chaotic period on shows.
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In the past, I was always drawn to really quirky, idiosyncratic characters.
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It could be a stupid thing to say, but people should realize that it is easy to get concerned about yourself and to lose contact.
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As your career goes on, you get to flex your brain a little more and play characters that are stronger and more intelligent.
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Yes, I like doing TV. I like the idea of going to work with the same people.
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I really enjoy playing intelligent characters. I’m more interested in that than just emotional kind of Mum characters.
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I have plenty to look forward to, I’m sure.
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The guys on the stunt team are really fantastic. It’s really funny, because for all the aggression they have to display on screen, they’re actually really happy, good- natured people.
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Around the time of ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ it was a shock to me just how big it is to be on that kind of media juggernaut. It was a big thing and the scrutiny was shocking.
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It’s a little daunting coming on to work with actors that you respect so much.
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Every director is completely different.
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The whole theatre world deeply attracts me. I love rehearsing and having time to make mistakes and laugh and discover things about yourself and other people – and the energy level is great.
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Sitting down for the actor read when you first get together, it’s like the Last Supper because you don’t know who will be there for the next read.
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It is hard sometimes to see how other actors are working when you are working with them.
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People often say, ‘I thought you were much taller.’ So, I don’t know. Maybe it’s the way I stand or something.
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I like working intensely, then going away and thinking about it, working out why it didn’t work and then coming back to it. It makes the work richer, I think.
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When I was younger, people would always say, ‘Are you a ballet dancer?’ I had that look – one of those skinny kids with my hair in a bun.
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I think, with TV, you create kind of a family to work with.
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Usually, I end up looking for something completely different to who I last played. But there is just a spark that’s lit when I read a script or character I want to play.
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I think ‘Rake‘ was a very clever crossover, actually, because it does lend itself to the city of L.A.
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My parents split up when I was young, and they are still good friends. I think it’s often projected that these things have to be so acrimonious. It’s so often not the case.
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I hate being pigeon-holed into anything. To me, the best thing is when the next job comes and is completely different to the one that I just had.

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