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Acting is a freelance career... you never stop having to prove yourself and fight for work.
I think you go through a period as a teenager of being quite cool and unaffected by things.
I've made my peace with being in the spotlight, definitely.
It's a career that's enticing because you go on stage, for example, and people clap. You get that affirmation, but you can't go into acting for that because it's really your own self-belief that's going to get you through.
Everyone says you should get a photo taken of yourself while you're pregnant. I've got a film. It'll be nice for my daughter, too, to look at one day. She was in it.
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.
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.
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.
England is very interested as well, and other countries if I could speak the languages!
Every director is completely different.
I have plenty to look forward to, I'm sure.
I'd always had a big thing for the '60s.
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.
It is hard sometimes to see how other actors are working when you are working with them.
I think film likes me better than the theatre does for some reason.
You are being hit with tabloid-journalism bi-lines of what you are doing because you have suddenly become a star.
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.
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.
Some scripts you read and say, 'I've just got to do this' and you find a way of making it work. Some things you turn down because of the impact on family.
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.
Young actors are serious about their work and don't take any time out from it. I'm very serious about my work; there are probably only two films I've done where I had a really good time.
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