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British Actress
Born: March 07, 1971



I definitely had to go after it. Fernando wasn't too familiar with any British actresses work, so I was working here in LA and I read the script. I knew that he was directing it and I had a day off in my shooting schedule. I got on a plane - Fernando was in London and he was seeing British actresses and I was, 'Oh my God, I've got to meet him?' I managed to get to London and back in 24 hours? I had an hour with him? I think I went in there a bit like a hurricane of passion? I was the first person that he met, but then he wanted to meet everybody, so he met a bunch of people and I was back in LA dying. And so then I wrote him a very impassioned letter and then finally I got the role?

I definitely had to go after it. Fernando wasn't too familiar with any British actresses work, so I was working here in LA and I read the script. I knew that he was directing it and I had a day off in my shooting schedule. I got on a plane - Fernando was in London and he was seeing British actresses and I was, 'Oh my God, I've got to meet him?' I managed to get to London and back in 24 hours? I had an hour with him? I think I went in there a bit like a hurricane of passion? I was the first person that he met, but then he wanted to meet everybody, so he met a bunch of people and I was back in LA dying. And so then I wrote him a very impassioned letter and then finally I got the role?

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I guess, coming from England ... Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman, they're your country's big stars, and in England, they're even more so. I mean, they star on the American screen. These are huge American icons. I think that what John was saying about Dustin, he works harder than anyone that I've ever seen. He cares so deeply about what he's doing. His passion is tremendous and he still get scared. I still get scared. I was terrified working with these guys and he told me, 'I still get scared myself,' and I think that's what keeps an actor good, and Gene has this incredible power. You can sense that he's doing nothing, it's so simple what he's doing, and he has this thing going on inside him. It's a smoldering power, and he comes in and does his job, he's very chivalrous, very polite. Then John, I've been a massive fan of John since I can remember. It was a genuine honor to work with him. I feel like I was better when I got to work with him. He has this unbelievable charm and a lightness of touch which is so brilliant for his character on this jury. No one suspects that he's up to anything. He sort of makes everything feel light and charming, but he has this other side as his character. I think that he has a huge intelligence, a profound intelligence. He's just an unbelievable combination, that wit and charm.

I guess, coming from England ... Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman, they're your country's big stars, and in England, they're even more so. I mean, they star on the American screen. These are huge American icons. I think that what John was saying about Dustin, he works harder than anyone that I've ever seen. He cares so deeply about what he's doing. His passion is tremendous and he still get scared. I still get scared. I was terrified working with these guys and he told me, 'I still get scared myself,' and I think that's what keeps an actor good, and Gene has this incredible power. You can sense that he's doing nothing, it's so simple what he's doing, and he has this thing going on inside him. It's a smoldering power, and he comes in and does his job, he's very chivalrous, very polite. Then John, I've been a massive fan of John since I can remember. It was a genuine honor to work with him. I feel like I was better when I got to work with him. He has this unbelievable charm and a lightness of touch which is so brilliant for his character on this jury. No one suspects that he's up to anything. He sort of makes everything feel light and charming, but he has this other side as his character. I think that he has a huge intelligence, a profound intelligence. He's just an unbelievable combination, that wit and charm.

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