She’s done really interesting films - she’s like the female Johnny Depp. She could be Hollywood, but it’s the film choices she’s made that set her apart. And what I love about her is that she has her own style, she loves what she loves and she’s an incredibly confident woman, but she’s totally up for change. Most celebrities want to repeat what they’ve honed and are comfortable in, but she’s up for doing anything which is unusual in an actress. - Lucinda Chambers
Happy Birthday, Dame Margaret Natalie “Maggie” Smith (28 December 1934)
Ageing isn’t the nicest thing. You end up feeling like you couldn’t go to Los Angeles because (she stretches the skin of her face) it hasn’t been put in the right place. They put old people away somewhere.
Everyone is born, but not everyone is born the same. Some will grow to be butchers, or bakers, or candlestick makers. Some will only be really good at making Jell-O salad. One way or another, though, every human being is unique, for better or for worse.