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Born: 1982-04-05
Profession: Actress
Nation: English
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When actors get a bad name for diva behavior - I've never seen it. Because my experience with people who are really famous actors is that they work really hard.

Tags: Experience, Famous, Work

Although I grew up in London, I spent summers in Missouri, where my dad lived. It's quite a liberal town, Kansas City. You'd be surprised.

Tags: Dad, Liberal, Quite

From a very young age, stories fuelled my imagination in the most wonderful way.

Tags: Age, Wonderful, Young

I am often lost in my own world, with a frown on my face.

Tags: Face, Lost, Often

I can't imagine it if beauty was the only currency I used as an actress. It just doesn't interest me.

Tags: Beauty, Interest, Used

I don't think I'm curvaceous. It's simply that most other actresses are really, stupidly tiny.

Tags: Simply, Tiny

I like characters who have faults. I'm drawn to darker people.

Tags: Characters, Darker, Faults

I love firing guns. It's an amazing feeling - so sexy and powerful.

Tags: Amazing, Love, Sexy

I read a lot of heavy literature when I'm on set, so on holiday I want to indulge in something light-hearted.

Tags: Holiday, Literature, Read

I think it's always easier to play parts that you have something concrete that you can relate to.

Tags: Concrete, Easier, Relate

I'd love to do an action movie. Something with lots of stunts. Anything fast and dangerous and involving guns.

Tags: Action, Dangerous, Love

I'm deeply ambitious and I always have been.

Tags: Ambitious, Deeply

I'm not really into makeup, not really into fuffing with hair and stuff.

Tags: Hair, Makeup, Stuff

It's people's worst fantasy to see their partner kissing someone else, even though it's a job and it's not real.

Tags: Job, Real, Someone

Mum wasn't at all religious, but she thought that going to the theatre was as important a ceremonial, communal experience that a person could have.

Tags: Experience, She, Thought

My first job was a Greek tragedy, and ever since, one job just seemed to roll onto the next. I've been terribly lucky.

Tags: Job, Next, Since

The main reason I did 'Captain America' was because I wanted to get out of my own head and stop taking my work so seriously.

Tags: America, Reason, Work

The things that prey on my mind in London seem to disappear as soon as I find myself in a different environment. Survival mode kicks in.

Tags: Mind, Seem, Survival

Because I trained in theater, I always leave a film shoot feeling like I haven't done anything, like I just sat in front of the camera and whispered, essentially.

Tags: Done, Feeling, Leave

Documenting trips makes them that much richer. I stick in train tickets and business cards from restaurants. It makes the whole experience poetic, describing the sights, smells and sounds around me. It means I can relive the holiday years later.

Tags: Business, Experience, Whole

I have family dotted everywhere - Dad's in California; I've got aunts in Scotland and Virginia; family in Kansas City; family in Manchester and London.

Tags: City, Dad, Family

I think American guys tend to be a bit more forward, a bit more chatty and open than the Brits. The Brits seem to have a darker sense of humor, though I have met some Americans who have adopted bits of the British dry sense of humor as well.

Tags: Forward, Humor, Sense

I think Brits probably feel that Americans are more like us than vice-versa, if that makes sense. Because we get everything American over here in Britain, but yet there are things which are staunchly English that you guys don't have.

Tags: American, Here, Sense

I went to drama school for three years, and the whole thing there is that hopefully you are introduced to a man called William Shakespeare who is the greatest of all time of all storytelling.

Tags: Greatest, School, Time

My real self, the self I have always been from a child, is a loner and nerd, slightly overweight, with a very heavy fringe. That is who I was as a kid. I don't think I will ever be anything other than that.

Tags: Child, Real, Self

Skiing in Whistler was great fun. It's an extreme environment that's very different to my own and I had never skied before, so I had to learn to take on the elements quite bravely. It was nice to try something new.

Tags: Fun, Great, Nice
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Sleepy Hollow had a lot of action in it, even though it was a fairy-tale movie.

Tags: Action, Movie, Though

The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all.

Tags: Design, Music, Reality

Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are.

Tags: Character, Impression, Open

I had to work out that it was something that could move, without having everybody in spray painted leotards.

Tags: Everybody, Move, Work

I've always loved movies, art and clothes.

Tags: Art, Loved, Movies

In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need.

Tags: Chicago, Dancers, Knowing

In real life, a lot of people at that level will have their kimonos made especially for them.

Tags: Level, Life, Real

Some of the kimonos took as long as four to five months to make, with all the layers that go into it.

Tags: Five, Four, Took

The costumes had to serve the choreography.

Tags: Costumes, Serve

As a designer, you have to solve a lot of problems. Even though people are wearing clothes that are supposed to look beautiful, they'll have to do all kinds of things.

Tags: Beautiful, Problems, Though

Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.

Tags: Body, Group, Trying

I'd seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago. I liked them both very much, but I didn't use them necessarily as inspiration.

Tags: Both, Seen, Stage

If you want someone to feel warm, you dress them in a warm color and put a warm light on them and you get the picture. Sometimes, all that needs pushing a little bit to help tell the story.

Tags: Help, Put, Someone

Knowing who the actors were as you were designing them helped, with Catherine's beauty and Renee's frailty, they directed me visually just by who they were.

Tags: Beauty, Helped, Knowing

On Planet of the Apes, I had a very knowledgeable team who knew good materials, but I had one main source person who worked online and on the street continually looking for the proper materials.

Tags: Good, Looking, Team

Planet of the Apes was a gigantic challenge, making the clothes work so people could do stunts and action in the clothes. I really learned a lot about that in that movie.

Tags: Challenge, Learned, Work

The designs were based on quite a lot of research of what a movie musical is, filtered through the eyes of today. If we'd gone strictly with the '20s, the movement would have been impaired.

Tags: Eyes, Research, Today
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