I really believe in, 'Move on, live and let live, forgive and forget.'

I'll eat one cookie, not a whole box of cookies. But I'll still eat the one cookie... sometimes two, or even three. But not the whole box.

Weirdly, when I'm playing an English person, I feel like I've got nothing to hang on to, and it feels a bit strange and exposing.

I wanted to play incredibly challenging, multifaceted characters. Because we are all a puzzle.

I think it's very important to teach your children to struggle on some level.

None of this 'different diets' lark. I can't remember the last time I tried some new fad.

The experience of making a movie is far removed from watching the end result. It's exciting, but it still makes me squirm.

Glamour to me is about remaining graceful and understated.

I've decided I am going to start loving my backside because I don't know anyone who does that.

To produce foie gras, ducks and geese are force-fed enormous amounts of grain and fat, which causes their livers to swell to many times the normal size.

By nature, I'm a very positive person, and because I'm happy in myself, and in my life, and I've got a great husband, and beautiful children, and I have a job that I love that calls for a certain amount of emotional expression, I get to realise a lot of my dreams and aspirations.

When I first read the script for 'A Little Chaos,' I just loved reading it, as it is a really lovely, accessible, contemporary period film.

When I first met Alan, I was absolutely terrified. I was 19, he was Alan Rickman, and he's got that voice, and I remember meeting him in the hair and make-up trailer and thinking, 'I'm going to die. He thinks I'm rubbish. Why am I here?'

I suffered from 'No one will ever fancy me!' syndrome, well into my teens. Even now I do not consider myself to be some kind of great, sexy beauty. Absolutely not.

Ah... romance to me is spontaneity. It's not diamond earrings; it's a bunch of daffodils that's freshly picked from the field.

I was a wayward child, very passionate and very determined. If I made up my mind to do something, there was no stopping me.

I'm often drawn to characters that are more obviously one thing. They're passionate, and there is always an element of strength because I think every person possesses that in some way, even if they've experienced hardship in their lives.

I think I'm developing a kind of subconscious loathing of the word 'franchise.' I just think of something that's packaged, something you can buy on a shelf and is immediately disposable. I don't know. It's a really weird word for me.

My kids don't go back and forth; none of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads. My children live with me; that is it.

I never had crushes on anybody when I was younger; I really didn't.

I don't know why I'm suddenly playing nasty people. It is very fun, though, and it isn't real, at the end of the day.

When I was heavy, people would say to me - and it was such a backhanded compliment - they would say, 'You've got such a beautiful face,' in the way of, like, 'Oh, isn't it a shame that from the neck down you're questionable.'

I don't really do simple. I'm not really interested in simple at the end of the day, because nothing's ever simple, and nothing's ever perfect. People certainly aren't - I would hope, anyway, because that would be boring, wouldn't it?

Life is short, and it is here to be lived.

God, my brain really goes to mush when I'm pregnant.

Guy Pearce played Mike in 'Neighbors'. I would fake illness to stay off school and watch the one P.M. show, and I would also watch it again when it was repeated at 5:25 P.M. Obsessed.

I was living in my lovely little two-bedroom flat in north London... and suddenly, I couldn't just walk down the street and buy a pint of milk.

My dad was very much a struggling actor and spent more of his life as a postman, as a member of a tarmac firm, as a van driver.

I have wrinkles which are very evident. I will particularly say when I look at movie posters, 'You guys have airbrushed my forehead. Please, can you change it back?'

Sometimes people ask, 'What do you wish for your children?' and all I say is, 'I want them to be happy being them.'

It's funny when someone says to you 'you're hot' and all that, because I don't think of it in that way.

Growing up, I had a very happy childhood, with two parents who are still very much together.

My body will never go back to what it was, and I wouldn't expect it to after three babies.

I've had a very full and lovely career so far, and I can't honestly say that I've ever really found myself in a man's world, struggling for an identity or trying to prove something.

I feel like I'm playing more of a role walking down the red carpet than when I'm playing an ordinary woman covered in sweat.

My husband is not a jealous person in any way.

I like the idea of, not shocking people, but just throwing people off. Doing something that makes people go, 'Whoa, whoa, she did that next? Wow, didn't think she was gonna do something like that next.'

One of the reasons I've never done intensive psychotherapy or any of that stuff is that if there's anything in me that needs fixing, I want to know that I can rely on my own intuition to fix it.

I am not a hypocrite.

Single mums do come in for a hard time. Society is incredibly judgmental. I know this.

I think there's a lot of pressure on young people to really be the thing that everyone is telling them that they are, opposed to discovering it for themselves.

In films I might look glamorous, but I've been in hair and make-up for two hours.

I don't read any reviews, so I'm oblivious to what they have to say. I'm completely unaware. It's fantastic.

I get up extremely early in the morning.

Honestly, among my acquaintances there is no woman wearing XS.

Commitment to one other person in life is glorious.

My parents met because my father was an actor friend of one of my mom's brothers, but my mother has never set foot on the stage - she's quite shy. So it's a strange thing because people say, 'Oh, coming from acting parents,' when the idea of acting would literally make my mother just want to throw up.

My grandparents - both of my mother's parents - were actors, and they ran the Reading Repertory Theatre Company, through the town of Reading, where I come from.

I do endless chopping and preparing things. I really find that relaxing. I do a lot of thinking as I am chopping and cooking.