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" Cersei in 'Game of Thrones' is quite solid and stiff. "
" There is something in the act of having tattoos done that I love. It can be quite addictive. I've got a few on my back because my friend is an artist, and a few on my arms. Every time I pass a tattoo parlour, I think, 'Maybe just a tiny one.' "
" I'd love to do a comedy. Umm, I don't know when that will happen - maybe when I'm, like, 80 or something. But yeah, I'd love to. I'm just waiting for the right person to see my hilarious nature and offer me a comedy. "
" Shooting guns is not something I would do in my spare time. I really don't understand why Americans can purchase guns so easily and why they use them for sporting purposes. "
" I am very much a seat-of-the-pants actor. I will prepare when I have to. But I like being unprepared. "
" I'd like to play Walter White, but I guess that's been done. "
" Nothing I do is by design. It's always the result of a happy accident. I didn't have a career plan. It has just become the way it is. It's all good fun. "
" I'm a tomboy. I used to get into a lot of fights. Don't know why - self-expression, I guess. "
" There's a perceived inverse relation between looks and talent. Look at Charlize Theron - she made herself ugly for 'Monster' and suddenly everyone said 'she's a genius.' It shouldn't be like that. "
" Since being quite young, I've had a very strong sense of independence and survival. As a child, I was on my own two feet emotionally. "
" You couldn't get less royal than me. "
" I'm 40 next year and I'm very well aware that where I am now, it becomes a bit of a wilderness for actresses. "
" I hate being looked at. Can't stand it. I know, I know - I picked the wrong career. I should have been a doctor. If you play certain parts you have this nice face painted on you, and then you have feel as if you have a responsibility to this idea of being beautiful. I hate that about our business. "
" I have an internal protectiveness where it's like, if it comes to just me, as frightened as I am of losing someone I love or things going sour or simply being alone, there is a dark place in my brain where I'm like, It could happen and I'm okay, I'm prepared. "
" I'm small but quite tough. When incensed, I can swing a punch. "
" I think I cry when I'm angry. I let it go that way. "
" I love being physical, but I am extreme either way. I can be superfit. And then I can be really lazy and ignore everything. "
" That scene in 'The Purge' where my kids, Mary's kids, are in danger was really crazy for me, because I suddenly... I have my methods as an actor, so I went to the place of 'If somebody came near my children, with bad intent?' "
" Having the tattoo itself is not really for the end result for me. I like having them done. "
" People who never get anxious always amaze me. The world could be breaking up, and they're saying, 'Everything's fine!' "
" 'Lost Boys' is one of my all-time faves. I just thought it would be great to be a vampire. I remember this movie called 'Once Bitten,' which is about an '80s sort of power girl who became a vampire and was really, like, sexy. Hair like she was from 'Dallas,' shoulder pads, big earrings. "
" For me, horror movies are a real escape. "
" I've never directed before, so I need to make sure that people know that I can. The movie that I've written, 'The Sophisticates,' is a... small ensemble comedy and I hope it's charming and funny. "
" I urge everyone - men, boys, women and girls - to join me in standing up for girls' rights with Plan U.K. "
" With fantasy and sci-fi, it's based in a real fandom. You're presenting to experts, and their source material is really important to them. They'll come up and ask: 'so when you turned your head slightly in that scene, what were you thinking?' "