It is very grand and sumptuous and awesome to look at but it was really about the characters for me.
She's lonely and wounded and very vulnerable and it really is a story about people at the heart of it all.
I feel like I've come out of this grown up, maybe because I live through the character vicariously and she grows up so much during the course of this story.
It wasn't my intention in going after this part but I suppose now I do. The adult roles are a lot meatier - you're not always just the daughter or the girlfriend or whatever.
Here we spent so much time together - eight months of our lives almost - and it was so great because we all got so close and that really made us not afraid to improve with each other.
I'm heavy on preparation... Some actors come to the set and don't know what scene they're playing, but that would make me crazy. It's not about control but perfectionism - my biggest vice and one of my biggest assets.
I like René Descartes' theory about a ball of wax. You can change its form from solid to liquid, but it's still the same ball of wax. With acting, you are the same person in a different form. You can only be what you know, and you only truly know yourself.