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" My parents split up when I was young, and they are still good friends. I think it's often projected that these things have to be so acrimonious. It's so often not the case. "
" 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. "
" When I was working on 'Homeland,' there was a consultant who helped me a lot... I went to Washington and met with my consultant there, and he actually organised a lunch with several people from the Intelligence Committee. "
" I was cast in a film toward the end of high school. Even then, I wasn't sure. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Every director is completely different. "
" I really like research. "
" 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 was researching my family tree, and I was deeply hoping I was going to turn out to be Eastern European, but I'm not. "
" 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. "
" Sometimes, as a young woman, you are boxed in more to playing characters that are emotional and vulnerable. "
" I love buildings that aren't purpose-built. "
" In the past, I was always drawn to really quirky, idiosyncratic characters. "
In The Past
" It's good to see a man who isn't afraid to live out his masculinity. "
" Acting is bluffing, pretending to be something. "
" 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 got into medicine at university, then deferred a year to see. Then I started acting and just never went back to university. "
" 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 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. "
" In Australia, it's people from Asian countries who most often recognise me. There are often people just looking at me at the supermarket, like they're shocked to think I would go to the supermarket. "
" The whole theatre world deeply attracts me. I love rehearsing and having time to make mistakes and laugh and discover things about yourself and other people - and the energy level is great. "
" Soho House is normally a private-members club, but the Berlin one has a hotel open to the public. Many beautiful rooms in a cool location, and who knows who you'll run into in the lobby! "
" 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'd always had a big thing for the '60s. "
" Yes, I like doing TV. I like the idea of going to work with the same people. "
" 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. "
" Alison Carr on 'Homeland.' She was such great character to play, so clever and full of surprises. I was sad to see her go. "
" QVB have a long history of supporting Australian talent. "
" I love the Russians for their verve, their melancholia, their vivacity, their unpredictability, and their humour. "
" I think 'Rake' was a very clever crossover, actually, because it does lend itself to the city of L.A. "