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Here in L.A. the standard of beauty is kind of ridiculous. I want to be doing this when I`m in my fifties and sixties and this isn`t what I`m going to look like.

I think a movie can inspire change, absolutely. Art, a book, a painting, a song, can definitely inspire change, whether it`s a small change or a big change but you know there`s novels I`ve read or a scene in a film that I`ve seen where I definitely inspired something and made a change or addressed an issue in my life or done something cliché like make a phone call. Absolutely, that`s the power of art you would call it because it inspires movement within yourself. You know it`s only really powerful when it reflects on you and you can relate to it or are moved by it in some way.

I did audition for "Home and Away" (1988), but they never called me back. I feel I escaped in a way.

I`m probably in that next group of actors they call if Scarlett (Johansson) or Keira (Knightley) turns down a part. But I feel really lucky. To be a working actor is pretty incredible, because 99 per cent of actors are out of work. I know a lot of talented people who are better actors than me but haven`t had a break. It`s all down to timing and luck."

I think its important to keep an element of fear about yourself because it makes you appreciate the jobs.

(Asked about What what she wants for her career) - I just want to continue being able to get roles that scare me and make me better and I think I can only grow as an artist if I do things that are scaring me and making me uncomfortable because that`s the only place you`ll learn anything.

I don`t take it seriously. Because I`m the one living my life. I mean, I`ve got this tiny part in this big Brad Pitt movie, and everyone here thinks I`m playing Sally to Brad Pitt`s Harry. I`m not, and I`m constantly having to say that." - On being labeled the next `big thing`.

``I used to drive, pretty pathetically, I`d just drive by their house all the time and they didn`t know who I was. I`d just drive by the house all the time. I once knocked on the window and I thought, "What am I doing? What am I going to say if they come to the door and don`t know who I am?" On her most dreadful crush.

He is a bit of a Casanova really. He`s very polite, he`s very gentlemanly and he`s not a leer or anything like that, but he`s definitely got a twinkle in his eye.

I guess you can get to a level where you choose. I guess when you reach that point maybe you start making decisions about whether you want to be a leading man or woman. I`m not at that point at all. Where I am now, you`re very much at everybody else`s mercy. You have no control over your career in a lot of ways. It`s just important to know what your own goals are, because that`s empowering."

That was easy, I just stood by Natalie Portman looking very serious. - On her role in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002).

I`ve had some pretty good experiences on everything, even if the film doesn`t always work.

I`m starting to know how the world works a bit, and I`m learning more and more that the only thing that matters is what happens between `action` and `cut`. I`m allowing myself to be a bit more selfish, for want of a better word, just that it`s OK to focus and that I don`t have to be nice to everybody."

I see myself more as a character actress than a celebrity

Man: So what can you say about Brad Pitt? Rose: I don`t know... I guess.... he`s a nice person and a GOOD kisser!

I`d say I`m a bit of a fatalist but not as much as I was. I used to be like "whatever happens happens" and have that innate fatalistic outlook. But I think it`s more about what you are thinking in your own mind that is the most powerful aspect of controlling your own life.


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