I’m not really keen on men wearing perfumes. It’s just a bit wrong! I don’t find it sexy. I prefer essential oils – patchouli is nice.
I give everything to my work, and I like complex roles, characters that aren’t obvious. I’ve been very lucky so far, and I’m dreaming of working with directors like Jane Campion, Susanne Bier and the Dardennes. But the gods will decide.
If you’re weird, it’s good to be weird.
Lots of shy people dress a bit too much. It’s just kind of an armour. People say the same thing about me.
We all show facets, to your mother, or to your boyfriend, or a friend. You’re always a bit different.
Don’t be ashamed of who you are, embrace who you are.
A lot of the films now are more focused on the visuals than on the actors. I think all directors should go to drama school.
For me, working out is nothing to do with looks. It’s to let it all out – the stress, the self-consciousness – you think less; it makes you more centred.
I hope I will not be typecast as a Bond girl for the rest of my life. I’m very proud of being a part of the Bond family, but I don’t want to be the sexy girl forever. I’m not meaning to complain, but I just want to be taken seriously.
I’m not really involved with politics… I’m living in my cocoon with my classical music around.
It’s quite hard to find a ballsy or complex character. So the roles I’ve taken are those. Lot’s of people put me in the dark category.
I would love to play an unexpected character. Really raw and simple and not a cliche – something rugged. People like to put actors in boxes.