There were some films I refused because the feminist aspect was a bit wonky.
I started noticing how stained the pavements are in London. The pavements in Beverly Hills aren’t used; in London, they’re used for everything. It doesn’t matter how much they’re cleaned, they still reflect light.
When I came back to Britain, I realized that I was no longer a very young woman. I had to meet my new consciousness, my new age, with roles that reflected it somewhat.
I basically put myself into directors’ hands and let them tell me what to do, and the more they told me what to do, the more I liked it.
Living in America, I became aware of many issues and went through a period of politicization.
As I became very defined in my personal politics, I turned down some films that I slightly regret now; I’m not going to say what they were.
Children can only take so much, and they deal with it however they can.
Some people enjoy celebrity. I admire those who do, because if you’re going to go through it, you might as well enjoy it.
I’d never been content in America.
The little things that made up the fabric of the first six years of my life were suddenly ripped away, and I didn’t have anyone around me who loved me. Not one single person.
Most of the time I spent in America, I was having a love affair with some American or other. I was just passing through but stayed because of these chaps.
I was utilized because I have a certain face that works well in cinema, and I’m used to making myself look as good as possible.
It’s quite hard for me being an actress because I actually don’t like attention.
I remember becoming aware of women’s issues and inequality. It became glaringly clear to me when I was living in America that women are regarded as less intelligent than men.
The status quo and the media is doing everything it can to fry children’s brains and make them grow up maladjusted.