One of the reasons I loved working with Tom is people feel they know who he is... I think working with an actor who the audience already has a relationship with actually helps you in a film like this.
I let the actors work out their ideas before shooting, then tell them what attitudes I want. If a scene isn't honest, it stands out like a sore thumb.
Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest.
You know what I would like to do: make a film with actors standing in empty space so that the spectator would have to imagine the background of the characters.
I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other.
These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Well, because I think that there is a comfort level that you have in a relationship that I think is sometimes hard for people to get around.
I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are not in the script and will not be in the film because what we're really doing is trying to establish their character, and good acting to me is about reacting.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn't matter how good you are.
People always tell me, 'Don't work so much', but I can't help it. I feel like all the things I've done are important to get to this adult stage and now I'm getting all these adult offers, so it's working.
It's true what people say - that actors are the closest thing there is to children. They play.
I've been around where I knew other actors were going to steal the scene, and I don't compete with them.
People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.
The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles to play for a young actor.
The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can.
I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single.
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater. That's the only principle meaning of any award.
I try to do as many stunts as they'll let me do. I think it's important for an audience to feel that the actor's really doing it.
I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn't much of a stretch.
It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him.
I think at some stage, I would love to have another child. I would love to settle into a relationship that was really important to me. I actually am not good at the balance at that.