I think that's the whole point of Bridget Jones. It's all about that it's okay to fail.
The moral of filmmaking in Britain is that you will be screwed by the weather.
I think maybe in a way it gets worse because you come in with a real reputation and they've paid you lots of money and all that.
I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't!
I'm a laugh tart. I make no secret of that fact.
And I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee... It's the slave quality that I find very alluring.
With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all. Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor.
And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow.
The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.
Well, you know I have an office, my film offices. So I know that syndrome. I fancy offices, so there must be something wrong with me. Even the window cleaner intrigues me. It's a very sexy environment.
But when you're a celebrity, you discover that you're no longer the pursuer, but the one being pursued. That's one of the disappointments I have had since becoming a single man.
Neither Elizabeth or I are keen to do a real-life couple on the screen. It's not very electric.
Basically, my life is so boring, it's embarrassing.
I had Courtney Love's left bosom out of her dress on my plate in front of me. It was extraordinary. I didn't know where to look.
I don't think there's much point in putting me a deep, dark, heavy, emotional film because there are people who do it so much better than I do.
I don't have any particular burning desire to go back to being cuddly. Not really.
But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you're an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way.
Plus, teaching brings home to you very fast that you actually know nothing. I didn't realize that before.
I don't particularly like babies. I don't mind them for about four minutes. That's my max. After that I can't quite see what everyone's fussing about.
The truth is, I'd never seen a Cary Grant film. Since then I have watched his stuff and it's astounding, but I don't see any similarity between us. Except for the fact that I'm told he used to wear ladies' underwear, which is something I also do.
You know everyone loves to be the villain.
Strangely enough I'm better on a stage. I love that I feel like I blossom in front of a whole bunch of people.
The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny.
I was thinking on the plane yesterday how pathetic it is to be dreading the read-through after 25 films and 18 years of acting. I mean real terror.
When I think about actors I know, I'd much rather hear about who they're shagging than what film they're doing next.