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I like to stretch my acting muscles.
I think once you're a mother to one, you're a mother to them all.
It's important to have masculine energy around your child.
It's more important for me to feel content than to be famous.
I want to prove that you don't have to come from Oxford University or Rada - and you don't have to have parents that support you - to succeed.
I was physically abused and I retaliated.
I've been in front of a camera since I was a little girl, and that's the medium I understand.
It's not about the money with me.
People often ask me, was it hard to play this person or that person? Well, no, not really. Acting is what I do. It's my job.
Some directors cast you because they trust you to do the performance - but then they forget to direct you.
The truth is I had lots of rehab and now I have a clean bill of health.
I'll never get a part in a huge action blockbuster.
Most of my life, I've been on a film set. There isn't anything to learn, not learn, unlearn. It's just in me.
My family don't watch a lot of what I do. Films are a bit too arty-farty for them, certainly the ones I do!
My mind boggles at the amount of violence inflicted upon children in today's society.
My name can raise money on a small-budget film.
On paper, it looks rough, but I had a great childhood.
To be honest with you, a lot of directors can be very lazy.
Your spirit is your spirit, whether you're religious or whatever.
For anyone who's been in care, successfully coming through the system is nothing to with money or success; it's the ability to feel love and be loved in return.
I wanted to make a film - and I've been wanting to do this for 16 years - about life in care, and bring it to the public's attention, because I had never seen anything, on TV or in the cinema, which said: 'This is how it feels to be a kid in care'.
If I'm preparing for something and I've got a huge day the next day, I have to get into character the night before to assess the scene. I can't assess a scene unless I'm in character, if that makes sense.
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