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All Quotes by author - Miranda Otto
" Acting is a freelance career... you never stop having to prove yourself and fight for work. "
" Acting is bluffing, pretending to be something. "
" Alison Carr on 'Homeland.' She was such great character to play, so clever and full of surprises. I was sad to see her go. "
" Any time you have intimacy with someone, there is something between them. "
" 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. "
" As actors, we are accustomed to moving around, and it's always great to live and work in a city - you feel like you are truly living a life there. "
" As your career goes on, you get to flex your brain a little more and play characters that are stronger and more intelligent. "
" Certain characters get to me and stay with me for a while. "
" England is very interested as well, and other countries if I could speak the languages! "
" Every director is completely different. "
" 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. "
" Generally, with films, what tends to happen is that a few people get a lot of momentum out of it, and a lot of people don't. "
" I always feel this huge responsibility to the script when it arrives, keeping it confidential. "
" I ask myself, 'What is the value of acting and the attention that actors get? And yet there are so many people in the world doing incredible things for mankind, and they don't get much attention.' I do question about that, but I don't think I would've been a great doctor. I think I would've been a good surgeon. That fascinated me. "
" I'd always had a big thing for the '60s. "
" I enjoyed playing someone who is a professional, intelligent, defined by her work and not her role as a wife or mother. "
" I find, in film, we're always making things and having these intense friendships and then losing track of people. When I first start a job, I'm quite nervous, and it takes me a while to find my place, and then it feels like I'm just really loving it and feeling great, and it's all over. "
" 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. "
" I got into medicine at university, then deferred a year to see. Then I started acting and just never went back to university. "
" I grew up seeing a lot of theatre, and it was theatre that really seduced me into acting - not film or television. "
" I guess I find it easy to play uptight characters. "
" I hate being pigeon-holed into anything. To me, the best thing is when the next job comes and is completely different to the one that I just had. "
" I have been really lucky to play roles younger than myself for most of my career. "
" I haven't found the experience of being hot very great. It usually means you are about to be overexposed. I would rather be respected. "
" I have plenty to look forward to, I'm sure. "
" I just feel like TV takes more risks than film. Film has gotten very safe: it's very compartmentalized about what type of things will be successful. And whereas in TV, since all these new platforms opened, they're saying to writers, go out there, write the most different show that you can write. Write something that's really original and different. "
" 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. "
" I love buildings that aren't purpose-built. "
" I love the Russians for their verve, their melancholia, their vivacity, their unpredictability, and their humour. "
" 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. "
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