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" Any scene I've ever played where I've thought people who watch it had experienced something like that - for example, people who've had to deal with losing a parent - I want to do it as respectfully as possible for those people. "
" As an actor, there's nothing worse than the sound of 'seven years'. I'm sure to some people it sounds amazing, but to us, it's, like, seven years of playing the same person. "
" As an Englishwoman, you pick up a lot through osmosis. I've been watching the Queen all my life. But, yes, I did watch news footage and was able to pick a couple of little tics. For instance, she plays with her hands a lot and has a certain way of holding them on her lap when she's in public. "
" Being really likeable all the time is just not real life, so it's your duty to make a well-rounded character. "
" Celebrities choose fame. Royals have it thrust on them. "
" Growing up, I was obsessed with Leonardo DiCaprio. "
" History has done a great disservice to Anne Boleyn. "
" I always like to do quite a lot of homework; I quite like to do the research. If I didn't do this, I think I would like to be a researcher. "
" I am always so envious of people who do whatever they want. "
" I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to bring Peter Morgan's Princess Elizabeth to life; she is a gift of a role and a challenge I am so grateful for - a young woman trying to navigate a path through an extraordinary situation. "
" If I was working nine to five, acting would be my hobby... I always feel like maybe I should do an Open University degree. But I'm never going to. "
" If you're doing something that's period, you've got to live in it, and you've got to make it resonate with you. "
" I hate having to pose for photos. It's just so embarrassing. Everyone is expecting you to know what to do because you're an actor, but I haven't a clue. "
" I haven't really given much thought to the whole 'working mother' thing. "
" I just think, in every acting choice that you make, you've got to go for the least obvious choice. "
" I love home, any home really - my mum's, and of course my own. I love eating food there and chilling in bed with a cup of tea. "
" I'm lucky I have a fast metabolism... my whole family does... everyone's got a lot of nervous energy so we burn it off. "
" In the first two episodes, before she becomes Queen, I could be a lot freer with my emotions, but as the series goes on, she develops an armour in order to cope with her circumstances. She has to be a sphinx, which must be so hard. Imagine never being able to shout, 'Shut up,' or cry, even in front of your own family. "
" I think, generally, British people are more culturally cynical about the things that involve our own country. Especially the royals. "
" I think I need to play somebody who expresses themselves and is able to communicate on a more open level, something really different. "
" I think, Queen Victoria's diaries, I think you can get them if you go to the British Library. "
" I think we should all have a private audience with Helen Mirren. "
" I think, whenever you're doing anything, you don't want anyone anywhere to watch it and think that what your character is doing is ridiculous. You don't want anyone to watch it and go, 'Oh my God, that's just fortuitous.' "
" I think you can't have the monarchy without the coronation. I think you would have to get rid of the whole kit and caboodle. "
" I thought she was just the Queen and he was Prince Philip, and that was just who they were, without thinking about them as a mother or a father or daughter. "
" I've seen 'Pride and Prejudice' about 4,000 times. I'm not joking: I know every single line. "
" I've worked in supermarkets, put tags in baseball caps and provided security during Wimbledon, but I never thought acting would be something I'd be any good at, or make a living from. "
" I wouldn't have been able to go to drama school when I was 19. I don't think I was even conscious of life... I was like a zombie. But when I finished uni' I just realised... just go and do it, stop being a knob. "
" Philip's story is the most interesting in the royal family - his background is the opposite of what you'd think. Everyone has this idea that Philip is this bumbling, deliberately posh sort of man who says the wrong thing. "
" The coronation is a symbol of power, but it's not a symbol for us the people. It's a symbol for that person, who is a human, to become a higher being and become one with God. The church, the scepter, and the crown have been around forever. And the line of kings of England goes back thousands of years. "
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