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" It's good to see a man who isn't afraid to live out his masculinity. "
" I got into medicine at university, then deferred a year to see. Then I started acting and just never went back to university. "
" I always feel this huge responsibility to the script when it arrives, keeping it confidential. "
" There's such big pressure on people who are incredibly famous, on those who have people sitting outside their front door and taking photos every time they move. "
" I was researching my family tree, and I was deeply hoping I was going to turn out to be Eastern European, but I'm not. "
" Sometimes, as a young woman, you are boxed in more to playing characters that are emotional and vulnerable. "
" I really like research. "
" I think you go through a period as a teenager of being quite cool and unaffected by things. "
" I tend to not think about the kind of movie things I want to be doing, because I've worked in all sorts of different places, and I've spent all sorts of time in England, and I'd still do things in Australia and in America. "
" Acting is bluffing, pretending to be something. "
" I think 'Rake' was a very clever crossover, actually, because it does lend itself to the city of L.A. "
" I love the Russians for their verve, their melancholia, their vivacity, their unpredictability, and their humour. "
" There are some great women's roles in television... so much more interesting than what I was reading in film scripts. "
" That is definitely something that I feel more comfortable with now. When I did 'Lord of the Rings,' it was something I wasn't quite prepared for, I didn't know how to deal with that sort of attention, and I kind of shied away from that, but I'm better at dealing with that now - a lot better. "
" There's a film I did years ago, 'Love Serenade,' that I still really love. It's such an oddball sense of humor. It was a really special film for me when I did it. "
Sense Of Humor
" I think that's the kind of women that people are interested in. They're interested in strong women characters who are stronger than the male characters sometimes, in some ways. That's what's interesting and attractive about women. "
" I've been on shows where they're just setting it up, and they're trying to find the tone of the writing and performance. That's always a really chaotic period on shows. "
" Certain characters get to me and stay with me for a while. "
" People often say, 'I thought you were much taller.' So, I don't know. Maybe it's the way I stand or something. "
" As your career goes on, you get to flex your brain a little more and play characters that are stronger and more intelligent. "
" You do remember things that people say in movies. You remember particular lines and things that are funny. But, you also remember really strong images. Images have a way of bypassing your brain and hitting you emotionally. "
" 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. "
" Young actors are serious about their work and don't take any time out from it. I'm very serious about my work; there are probably only two films I've done where I had a really good time. "
" Usually, I end up looking for something completely different to who I last played. But there is just a spark that's lit when I read a script or character I want to play. "
" Sitting down for the actor read when you first get together, it's like the Last Supper because you don't know who will be there for the next read. "
" 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. "
" It could be a stupid thing to say, but people should realize that it is easy to get concerned about yourself and to lose contact. "
" Any time you have intimacy with someone, there is something between them. "
" I was cast in a film toward the end of high school. Even then, I wasn't sure. "
" Premieres are pretty fun, but probably the most fun was when I went to see 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,' and I'd just flown in from Africa, and I hadn't even seen the movie yet. So, the first time I saw it was at the premiere. It was really fun. "
" Some scripts you read and say, 'I've just got to do this' and you find a way of making it work. Some things you turn down because of the impact on family. "