It`s so difficult to get a film financed and I`m not a huge name. I`m not Nicole Kidman. The chances of this coming my way were very slim.
I`m not the kind of actress that goes home with the character. I mean, you`re thinking about the work or the next day`s scenes, but not staying in character. But as a film goes on, you become more and more fragile, emotionally. And physically too, actually.
What`s in the movie compared to what we shot is the tip of the iceberg.
I`ve played comedy before but not that much. I mostly do get drawn to darker material.
I`ve worked with Bob Hoskins three times. We all talk the same language in a way. We just had a laugh and tried to keep things light.
As I grew up in that world and saw how much it affected her world and how much it affected our childhood, it made me very aware of politics. Of course, I have my own private feelings and thoughts, but I don`t care to share them.
This profession is very tough and not many people make it, and even if you do, then you can still get slapped in the face constantly.
A film is a director`s vision... there is, however, much input an actor or actress can have.
If I was absolutely set on something, I don`t think he would shake me. But I don`t think it would occur to that degree, as we`re on the same page.
The degree that these scenes went to... there was a couple of days I was upset... I`d have to hurry back to the girls in the makeup trailer and have a bit of a cry because it messes with your head.
I knew that for this movie to work it had to be very hot and very real, and it wasn`t going to be a case of doing it Hollywood all covered with a nice little sheet.
I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress. But it`s inspiring. You learn so much that other people don`t get to learn until later on. My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic.