“L.A. scares the crap out of me. I feel if I have to work out four hours a day, and count the calories of everything I put in my mouth, and have Botox at 22, and obsess about how I look the whole time, I will go mad. I will absolutely lose it.” – Emma Watson
When I first auditioned for drama school I went down to London the night before, and I remember going to see a play. I actually went to see this actress that I knew in it, called Helen McCrory. I’ve never seen anybody on stage like her. She was absolutely electrifying. I’ve never seen anybody so full of basically every single thing… it was a Shakespeare play, and ever since then I’ve watched all of her performances on stage. She’s doing Medea at the moment at the National Theatre. There are certain performances and certain actresses… Emma Thompson I think is just delightful. Ruth Wilson too, who’s a young actress, I saw her in A Streetcar Named Desire [at the Donmar Warehouse] not long ago. Marion Cotillard as well. Her performances are so beautiful and intelligent.
Ithought it was a break-up album, but it’s not. It’s about so many other things. I now see how much of it was about me, the relationship I was having with myself.—Florence Welch talks about “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”
“I was shy and a hard worker, so acting was a way to focus whatever nervous energy I was experiencing onto a goal. I also think there is something in me that actually enjoys being a little scared. I like horror films and roller coasters, and for a shy person to have to put everything that they are out there for a performance, carried an element of fear and challenge for me.”