I saw this cool interview with Amy Adams from when she did 'Enchanted' and played a princess, and when kids came up to her with no make-up and ripped jeans on, she said, 'I'm off duty. I'm an off-duty princess', and I thought that was quite sweet.

I think Keira Knightley is amazing, and I've heard also that she is one of the coolest, most down-to-earth, brilliant girls, and I really look up to her in that respect. She's got it all, really, and I think she's made interesting, bold choices in her work.

I think our sense as actors of what we've just done - whether or not it be in an audition - is usually really not connected to any truth. I'm always asking for more takes and more goes. I think I just need to shut up and listen.

It took me a while to warm to the '20s costumes on 'Downton.' I love it when women accentuate their curves, and that era was all about hiding them. The shapes they wore then were in tune with female empowerment. Cutting off their hair and hiding their busts was a way of saying, 'We're equal to men!'

It's hard to see yourself as a princess because it involves a huge leap of the imagination and sort of requires you to believe you can be that, which is a scary, weird thing.

For girls growing up, sometimes I think they get the wrong idea for what women should look like.

You are what you're portrayed as.

I want to do more theater, which allows you to take bigger risks and experiment.

I thought it'd be interesting to play an off-centre character who doesn't have to be pretty.

The greatest thing is that usually the auditions you think are bad are the ones you get.

Why do women always get pointed at for their bodies?

I loved learning to fight and kill zombies.

Any kid in the world can draw from strengths within - we all have the potential with that.

In anything, I always give my all. I'm not a good loser.

I think I feel most like a princess when I'm sort of bursting with happiness and love, so whether that would be, like, with my boyfriend or my family or at a really fun party - just when you're full of life.

God, I used to have really skinny-crap eyebrows. They were such an ugly disaster.

My mom passed down to me her old Levi's denim jacket. When I left it on a plane, I was devastated. I've never been able to find anything with quite the same cool, faded look.

It's pretty disabling sometimes, the terror of not living up. My expectations are the worst.

I treated myself to a £700 Chloe bag after one of my first acting jobs. Then my friends pointed out that, for the same money, I could buy a flight to India. So I took it back.

It's weird, the idea of someone else playing my dad, but weirdly nice.

I'm a healthy girl.

The Twenties outfits are all about freedom and loose, flowing lines, whereas in 'Cinderella,' I had to wear corsets and big huge skirts.

I think Beyonce always looks great.

I don't have an exact moment when I decided I wanted to be an actress - it kind of was just really a part of my growing up.

I Googled myself, and I saw some nice things and some not-so-nice things. I've learned that that stuff isn't real, and it doesn't exist unless you look at it.

The world of the flapper - live free, wild and young - that energy is intoxicating. It's nice to inject that into the more controlled 'Downton' way of living.

I think everyone can feel like an outsider. I know I have. I've always felt like one.

At drama school, we were taught to write down your dreams and carry them around in your wallet with you, and they'll come true, but I didn't do that.

It's so hard coming out of drama school to claim your right to be taken seriously and even get auditions.

As an actor, you get a bit itchy to do something entirely different.

Corsets are always hard to wear.

Ultimately, 'Cinderella' is the story of the underdog. You root for her in this fairytale; the girl who has nothing, deserves so much more, and gets it.

My first paid role was my first job out of drama school, which was 'Just William.' It was a BBC TV show. I played Ethel.

I love clothes but it's a struggle for me to get out of jeans and a baggy jumper.

When people feel good, they look good.

To be honest, when I was growing up - I think it's because of Kate Winslet and 'Titanic' - I always wanted to do period.

When I worked with Bill Nighy on 'Wrath of the Titans,' he said to me, 'There's one thing you can promise me, and that's never, ever, ever read your reviews.'

I never thought I would say this, but I'm desperate to do an action film.

I love to start the morning with a mist spray, especially after a night out.

I don't do anything with my brows.

People talk a lot about, 'You're a Disney princess! You're Cinderella!' and this and that. But for me, it's all about the fact that I worked with Cate Blanchett and was directed by Kenneth Branagh. That's the 'Cinderella' story for me.

I want to be Ursula in 'The Little Mermaid.'

My dad did every single accent under the sun, and he would read bedtime stories.

I loved all the princess films, and I grew up with them, and I think it's really cool how they've changed over the years - how the princesses have become more positive role models right up until 'Frozen.'

There's nothing wrong with falling in love and sharing your life with someone.

No one looks twice at me when they're around, and 'Cinderella' has made no difference. And I know that isn't going to change.

I'm a real hoarder.

It's weird when you get roles that coincide with your life.

I don't like seeing celebs looking too skinny, I love it when they look healthy and comfortable in their bodies and embrace their curves.