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" Boys are like puppies, but the thing I find terrifying is how do you steer them? "
" My dad is Scottish, and he read in the newspaper about the plight of the Scottish Freshwater Mussel, which is a real thing - like, a very real, serious conservation issue. And he's a writer, and he was going to do a film about a Glaswegian gangster, and then I stole the idea and turned it into a romantic comedy. "
" I went to quite an academic school, and all my friends were going to university, but even before my acting jobs, I didn't want to do that. I didn't want to spend another three years being institutionalised, and I feel that getting out of that system benefited me in quite a few ways. "
" Men are visual creatures. "
" I got into physics through pop science and quantum science and ended up being such a quantum groupie. "
" I'm terrified I'm about to die, or that all the people I love are about to die, every second of every day. "
" Along with issues like global warming, I think a problem with the world today is population decline. "
" I grew up in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and reading was a big part of my life - I'd get through several books a week. "
" Ideally, I would like to play roles in as many classics as possible: 'Rebecca,' 'Hedda Gabler.' I'm fond of a corset. "
" I don't drink tea or coffee. I'm like a child: I like fruit juices and sodas and creamy hot chocolate. "
" When I was a little girl, I told everyone I was going to marry a very clever scientist and have ten children. I would always draw the children, and they included blond-haired twin boys whom I named Theodore and Frederick: Teddy and Freddy for short. "
" I have a checklist of things I'd like to do in movies. One of them is get possessed. Die on a deathbed with a ghostly pallor - that's on my list. "
" My wide eyes make me look much younger without make-up, and although it's fun to have a line in innocence corrupted, I doubt I'll get to play the vampy vixen or a Hedda Gabler or Lady Macbeth. "
" The things I wanted to do from a very early age - ie. get married and have children - precluded a lot of guys my own age from wanting to have anything to do with me. "
" I used to ride horses when I was younger. Ponies were my life. I miss being fearless. "
" I've been an actress for years, and I've worked with one female director. Statistically it's less than 7% or 12% - I mean, it's low, not representative. So, hopefully, more women will be given opportunities to direct, or create opportunities to direct themselves. "
" My parents used to call me 'The Little Frog,' because whenever they asked how I knew something, I'd say 'read it,' which sounds a bit like a frog croak. "
" I fantasised about becoming an author and wrote my first book at 18 - an introspective novel set in the 1920s. "
" Acting is an odd lifestyle. You make deep bonds quickly and, though you move on, you go around on a loop and see people again. "
" I'm not some sort of tormented soul looking for an identity in the roles I take. I became an actress because I just love dressing up and playing. "
" I believe in honesty and integrity, having a belief system that you've thought through and then stick to. I believe in being creative and contributing, and I believe in taking a stand against injustice that you encounter in everyday life and not being idle in that respect. "
" 'Westworld' is going to be incredible, and the production line is amazing. That was really nice because Lisa Nolan, who is in charge there, is fabulous and is a great example of a woman doing that role. So that was great, and she's amazing - an incredible writer and fantastic to work with. "
" I was a real daydreamer at school, gazing out of the window and losing myself in imaginary worlds. "
" As a child, I loved story books and wanted to be in them so desperately and live the stories. "
" There's a real power in heels and a good dress. "
" Yoga is the one L.A. thing I actually like. "
" I have an obsession with mortality. I saw a friend die when I was 18, and I can't get over it. "
" I think I was a pretty normal student; I just followed most of my friends. "
" I have an existential crisis every time I walk into a bookshop, knowing that I'm not going to read all the books before I die. "
" I'm terribly, horribly shy. "
" I didn't intend to be an actress. It was one of many things I was interested in, and it just took off. I was an actress between the ages of 18 and 22, and it was a wonderful, fun thing to do, but it wasn't what I intended long term. I parked acting a long time ago. "