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" I've played a lot of elegance and refinement, so to do something really down and dirty is a great attraction. "
" I get accused of having a haughty smugness. I have a lopsided mouth. I can't help it. I was born with it. It looks as if I am smirking. I have had my publicist tell me, 'Don't do that smile on the red carpet.' I'm, like, 'That's my smile.' "
" I have been to Canada several times. It was autumn when I visited Vancouver, and I will always remember the colour of the trees in British Columbia were stunning. "
" I want to keep people guessing. "
" It's a writer's or director's role to be cerebral, whereas for an actor it should be a visceral, gut thing. When the action starts, it's best to turn the brain off and let it become an instinctual thing. "
" I try to stay consciously away from the roles of the girl who throws herself at the leading man, because I've done it a lot and I want to move on. I ticked that box. "
" I'm a bed monster. "
" Jennifer Lawrence is just the coolest girl. "
" When I turn on the news in Paris, the way Syria is covered is different from the way it is covered in Washington, D.C., or London. Even in Western society, where we hold all the values of democracy and freedom of speech, as soon as you point a camera in a particular direction, there is an angle - literally and figuratively. "
" I've taken my clothes off enough in my career. "
" Obviously, you have quieter years than others - you don't go jumping out of a plane every day. "
" Fashion, historically, is how people make statements about themselves or communicate. "
" I meet fascinating people I respect and idolise all the time. "
" Sci-fi always runs out a little bit ahead of reality, right? Automatic doors in 'Star Trek,' stuff like that. It all happened, didn't it, finally? "
" Women have a lot of... attitudes enforced in us about our sense of attractiveness being bound up in long, flowing, Hollywood kind of hair. "
" I'm a feminist in the true sense of the word. It's about equality. "
" There's a part of my heart that forever has Anne Boleyn written on it, who I played in 'The Tudors.' "
" I don't know if I'm a daredevil, exactly, but I do enjoy a good challenge. It's the only way you grow. "
" The train system in India is chaotic and fun - it's the best way to see the landscape. Being in with all the families and also being the odd animal is a colourful experience you'll never forget. "
" Isn't it lovely to know that even the great Sherlock Holmes, the quirky and genius Sherlock Holmes, is vulnerable to love as we all are? "
" Shaving half my head was a look that meant I could go punkier with my style. "
" There are a lot of parallels between the historical Henry VIII and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. There's an oscillation and extremity of emotion throughout his repertoire that lends itself beautifully to the nature of Henry VIII, definitely. He will push things to the limit, and yet remain in emotional control. "
" When I was a little girl, my grandfather, who I was very close to, used to grow yellow roses. He had yellow roses growing all the way up his drive. "
" I love watching the old movies. I love Katharine Hepburn. I just adore her and everything that she stood for. I find it interesting watching the likes of Gene Tierney and those classic movies of the '40s. "
" I've been told that N.Y. in the spring is pretty special. "
" So many little girls dream about their wedding day. But with actresses, sometimes it's the inverse, because we get to be the centre of attention, looked up and down, dressed up for premieres all the time. The pull isn't quite as great. "
" I think the beauty of the writing of 'Game of Thrones' is not that the characters are fearless; it's how they overcome their fear, you know? "
" I'm a massive yoga head. Lots of yoga and lots of running. I do Bikram yoga. I adore it. "
" I would love to go to the Himalayas and cross over into Nepal to do the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. "
" My role as Ewan McGregor's girlfriend in the film 'Incendiary' ended up on the cutting-room floor, but at least I had two brilliant days of acting with Ewan. "
" I know I'm not a conventional beauty. You can read a lot of painful things on the Internet, which criticise you aesthetically - but as far as I'm concerned, that's not what an actress is. "