I want the chance to play very different characters, and I’ve always wanted to do more films.
My mum said she remembers me asking her if she’d take me to ballet lessons when I was about two and a half. She said I could barely speak, and yet was asking for ballet lessons.
My agent asked if I fancied Robin Hood and I thought: ‘Yeah, why not?’ I hadn’t watched it, to be honest, but I’d seen bits and knew it was really popular Saturday family viewing with heaps of action. I thought it would be great fun. I was up for a good old play-fighting and the scripts were terrifically exciting.
My dad had a flock of sheep, which he used to milk, and then my mum used to make cheese and yogurt out of the sheep’s milk and sell it. It was kind of an unusual upbringing, really.
In true-life dramas, you have to do so much research. It’s a big responsibility to make sure things are as correct as possible. In ‘Robin Hood’, you have more artistic license – it’s all action, adventure and reaction. This gives everyone a chance to make their characters their own and to make them believable.
It’s not that anything has changed about me, and, it’s a cliche, but I think that as you get older, you learn to accept who you are, and you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
I do Facebook, but I only have my friends and family on it, and they always laugh at me for how little I post. I don’t know how to upload photos, so I never add pictures.
When I’m filming, I live out of a suitcase, so everything is thrown everywhere. In real life, I’m a bit tidier.
The condition of my skin changes often, depending on the season or if I’m traveling a lot.
There’s an interesting mix to ‘Robin Hood’ because it’s kind of modern but medieval. There is a blend of adventure with a very modern feel.
It’s very kind of ‘Wuthering Heights’ where my parents’ house is, moors and deserted. It’s very wild and mystic.
If you can do something great in 60 seconds, you can do anything, really.
‘Coronation Street’ was my first job, Zoe was a controversial character, and I wasn’t used to everyone looking at me.
I really enjoy dressing up. I’m pretty much a girlie girl.
As an actor, or as a person, I like to do things that are challenging.