Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.
"I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself. I want to avoid becoming too styled and too "done" and too generic. You see people as they go through their career and they just become more and more like everyone else. They start out with something individual about them but it gets lost."
I remember wanting to become an actress since about five years old. I blame a lot of it on an actress friend called Lisa Harrow who swept into our lives about then. She seemed impossibly glamorous and beautiful and both my brothers and father had massive crushes on her. I remember thinking whatever she is doing she has got it right. I still wonder today if Lisa had been a plumber, my life would have taken a different turn. Later on, when I was thirteen my father became dreadfully ill and it was then that I looked up theatrical agents in the yellow pages and phoned one up and got on her books. It might have been a curious reaction to have when your father was critically ill in intensive care, but looking back with the long, birdseye view that time can give, I can see it made perfect sense: I did it in attempt to escape and create my own reality, which is what acting can be – a loss of yourself into somebody else. A holiday from myself. What I can’t get over is that I have been paid very good money taking all these holidays.
30 Days of Doctor Who → Day 30: A reason to watch Doctor Who
↳”All of time and space, everywhere and anywhere, every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?”
All of us have a secret; One of us is a hero. One of us is a fraud. One of us is a junkie. One of us is a cop. One of us is a saint. One of us is a sinner. One of us is a murderer. All of us are guilty. All of us are lost.
It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I’m going, where I’ve always been going… home.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins