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When I take on a role, all I tend to do is get to know the script and ask millions of questions, and keep fine…
Sometimes I really need the money, really need to go straight to work. But if I had the absolute choice – money no object, my…
I’ve told lots of lies in my life. I try not to lie, but I still do. It’s very difficult to get to 37 and…
I’m drawn to stories about ordinary people who get tangled up in an extraordinary event or idea or emotion. I’m not saying I don’t love…
I get offered loads of unusual stuff. I just don’t do loads because I like staying at home a lot, and I’m a little bit…
I find it so all-encompassing when acting that there’s no room for anything else when you’re in it; you’re just locked into thinking about it…
I don’t like going for more than a year without doing theatre. I don’t mind falling flat on my face so long as I feel…
As a child, I certainly wanted to have hair that I could grow long and flip around. I no longer want that. My own hair…
The repetition of the theatre means you’ve got the time to get deeply inside the person you’re playing.
When I do things that aren’t very good, I’m worse as an actor. I don’t know what I pick up – but it’s something not…
My life is not nuts. I hardly ever watch television, I don’t go out very much, so I don’t really know what’s going on.
I never watch anything I do. I really would rather just not know at all how I come across.
I do love being an actress. The other stuff, the ‘fame’, well – you know what? – you don’t actually have to buy into it…
Being a character actor, I can go on until I’m 70 or 80; I’m not bound to the way I look.
As a black actress, all I was offered in British film was the best friend role, whereas in TV I was offered a whole spectrum…
But I’ll tell you what I’m really bad at: I don’t concentrate on what I’m doing, so I constantly lose things. I put my purse…
My main form of exercise is my bike. I don’t have a car, so I cycle everywhere.
I always try to think of positive things to say about the people I portray, as it’s more helpful for me.
The photo shoot I always feel a bit embarrassed about because I don’t really know what to do with myself, but they usually don’t use…
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