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My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I'm very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I'd save it for like five months. And then I'd spend it on Christmas presents. I'd save up like eight pounds. It's nothing, but we did that.
I always thought I was going to end up an old spinster, with my cats and fur coats.
I was quite naughty at school.
I'm always surprised at what I actually end up doing because I don't have a strategy or a game plan, especially now that I'm making my own choices.
I don't know why it's still a taboo to be a feminist.
You can't connect with something you're not passionate about.
Especially with girls, people always want to put them in little brackets.
I'm looking at working with people I get on with, that respect me, that don't just see me as a piece of ass. Which I have experienced as well. I've nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don't want that in my life. I want to enjoy the work I do.
The industry is quite chauvinistic generally. Expectations of women, girls, what they should look like, how they should be, what they should say, what they should wear, how their hair should be, what colour their skin should be.
I am terrible at video games and I am really competitive. And if I am not the best at something, I go absolutely crazy!
I don't go out and go to parties and do all of that.
I don't want to be about the way I look - my body, my hair, my makeup, all those boring things.
I love strange things; my favorite movies are weird, eclectic, and intriguing.
I was born with lots of deformities.
I was born with six fingers on each hand.
I'm always listening to music; I can't live without it.
It's such a male-dominated industry. You can be a feminist, it's just difficult because it sometimes comes back at you.
My family are very down-to-earth people. We are not showbizzy at all.
Never in my short career, I've never had that experience where I wasn't sure if I was acting or if it was real.
I wouldn't change a thing in my own life, but I'd like to go back in time anyway though, just to some sort of eras that I wish I'd lived in - like the '60s. I'd love to have been in London in the '60s, partying away.
I actually had a cockney accent before I went to drama school. It's softened up a bit.
I probably should get a bit more star-struck but I never do.
I've done about four deaths in films now, and I think it's quite good because then it's sort of a memorable moment in the film.
I've never been to the opera; I've only seen opera on DVD.
It's interesting for me to always make myself look very different.
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