In England, ‘Doctor Who’ has always been considered a children’s show, at least by children.
Even when I was at school, I wanted to be liked by everyone, even the bullies. I didn’t like them, but I needed to know that they liked me.
Californians don’t have that marvelous British cynicism, but then the British can be so patronizing at times.
I think if you live in London, it’s such a cosmopolitan city; nobody even notices different-race relationships. I assumed it would be even more liberal in the States, and it’s totally the opposite.
I don’t think my looks are modern. I always imagined I’d end up doing Chekhov, Ibsen and Shakespeare all my life and never play a contemporary character.
Children’s programming in America, I think it’s pretty shoddy in terms of lack of diversity. It’s pretty much cartoons and Disney sort of shows. I don’t find any of that stimulating for children.
I think a lot of actors need validation. If you see truly amazing actors perform, they expose themselves to such an incredible degree. You can really see their pain.
I’ve never been a size zero, let me say that here and now. I’ve never been that sort of person.
I love playing strong feisty women, I really do, but if you were to ask my husband he’d probably say that I’m very insecure. And actually incredibly malleable, which isn’t necessarily a good thing.
One of my sisters is physically and mentally handicapped. She took a lot of my parents’ attention, so I grew up in my own world, playing in my room for hours and hours.
The truth is, I’m not a coper. I hate stress. I might appear calm externally but internally it’s all going on.
Having been in Hollywood as a shadow, as someone who is almost invisible, I can see fame for what it is.
If you are the one who is dumped, then you feel like your life is over.