I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown most readily available to adolescent girls.
Apparently, I'm very good at firing a gun without blinking, which is unusual. That's why so many action characters have to wear sunglasses during shoot-out scenes. That's my party trick.
I think I like playing the bad girl. I like complicated. I like flawed, messed up complicated. It's more interesting.
Someone once said that you can make the choice between getting old and getting creepy, and I think getting old is the way to go.
I think what's dangerous about being an actor who does action movies is you think, 'Well, I can totally handle myself now.' But if my opponent didn't know the other half of the routine, I don't know how well I'd do.
No one is more enslaved than a slave who doesn't think they're enslaved.
If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor.
I would quite like to play a big concert as Freddie Mercury. I can't sing that great and I haven't yet found a use for the over large size of my teeth. I quite fancy a mustache like that and he was such a great showman.
I have to say, sushi freaks me out more than almost anything.
I think that dwelling on other people's perception of you is the road to complete madness, unfortunately. I try and resist that.
When I first started working, I was very aware of the fact that I'd been to university and studied Russian and French and not acting. So when I started working, I'd started working quite young, I felt like it was important to treat myself kind of like an apprentice and do as many different types of things as I could.
I have more pet peeves than anybody: people talking in the movie theater, people eating in the movie theater loudly, people being rude, people making noise when you're supposed to be asleep, like drilling noises outside. I could be here all day.
I don't have a big career plan. I just like to see how things come out, and I just try to keep going in different directions.
Job-wise, I did have a moment of panic that I should have been a doctor a few years ago, but I hate when people vomit.
I can't tell you how many times I've gone to present at the Golden Globes, come home, whipped the dress off and read to my daughter wearing gazillion-dollar earrings. That's how it goes in my house, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
With every project you do, you bring out a part of yourself, and it seems to be quite a good way of expanding a person.
As a mother, you feel much more vulnerable. And when you're vulnerable, you're a much better actress.
Given that I can't sing like Freddie Mercury, obviously I'm not going to pursue it as a career. What would be the point?
I'm a fan of action movies.
If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!