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Saffron Burrows Quotes
Saffron Burrows Quotes
"He makes me laugh, Mick! He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all. He bought an Enigma machine! I've never worked with a producer who was more famous than everyone put together." "I am strongly feminist, and I'm interested in current affairs, and on an international level-it's important to realise what's going on in the rest of the world, and the importance of where we're from in how it shapes us and our views." "I do get funny people sometimes coming up to me in supermarkets in America with my picture in their pocket, which is a bit strange." "I don't always want a big meal after work-just some crisps and wine!" "I don't find sex on its own that interesting in a film but I find the two, when they're interwoven, to be interesting." "I had a happier experience of the city as an actress than I had had as a model." "I like acting in London-not least because it means I can go home after the show every day, rather than being on location making a film." "I like working on stage because there's something very immediate about it, that interaction with an audience where you immediately hear their reaction, or feel them, whether they're with you." "I love Sheekey's, the fish restaurant off St Martin's Lane. I also like going to Century, which is round the corner from the Gielgud, and which is open late-so you can go there for a drink after work without being thrown out just after you've got comfortable." "I think politics can no longer be assigned to parliamentary activity and it probably never could be. But politics with a small p and the history of trade union movement really interests me." "I was completely daunted by the whole theatrical history of who had played Miss Julie and who wanted to play her; Maggie Smith, Lena Olin... Then I thought about the fact that I hadn't been classically trained, and that scared me." "I was initially sent a rash of scientist-in-lab-coat roles. But then they saw Miss Julie and they didn't know where to place me." "I'd like to play Viola in Twelfth Night and I suppose one of the roles I'd most like to play is Cleopatra-she was an amazing woman and it's a fascinating role." "I'm not a code-breaker. In rehearsals, Dougray Scott, Kate, and I got very confused by it. We got out the machines, but it was they who had to get to grips with it. I wanted to find out about Whitehall and the tactics they used." "I'm quite good at languages. We took The Power Book from the National in London to the Chaillot in Paris, and it was useful having lived in the city and learnt the language-though we performed in English." "I've definitely thought about a career in politics. Maybe there will be time later." "It was a 16-day shoot-I'd be like, This is daunting... and there's 98 pages more to do." "It's always a help when you have worked with someone as you've got to know them a bit already." "Location work has its charms, and can seem glamorous on the outside, but I think living at home and having the stability of a home life once you've finished work is very underrated!" "Modeling is one way girls can earn good money and get away from home at the same time. It's very international, so you get the chance to travel." "My parents were political, so it's definitely in my bones. Wherever I am, I always seem to get involved with politics. I think, once it's in your bloodstream, it's always there. I love it." "Once you get into your stride, the camera becomes like another person in the room. It's like being in a very small theatre where there is no getting away with anything because the audience is centimetres away from you." "The book was a help as there was some great stuff about her and Kate Winslet's character, Hester. They're quite sexual together. Hester lies in bed with hot thighs, thinking of her! It was tricky to try and get clues as to who Claire was." "They built us a cottage to live in which I couldn't stand up in. When we got there, they had to raise the ceiling." "Ultimately, I just approached her as a young woman who's pretty screwed up, and I started reading Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf." "We're all influenced and partly formed by where we come from, whether its Clacton or Chile." "What am I doing in this silly showbiz life? I do wonder that sometimes." "When you've made a film you have the luxury of having a little money, so you can afford to pace yourself, but we work in a very ephemeral business, especially in the film world. It's a bit like the stock market in that you're never sure what's going to be up or down, what will work."