“In Britain, you do your job. When you do an American TV show, there is a sense of being one with the crew, and there is a leadership element, which was a learning curve for me because it is very different culturally. In Britain, you just do it, leave and say, ‘Thanks.’” - Theo James
I don’t think I believe in ghosts, per se. But, my nearest experience was when I went on a weekend away and was in a bar in England, years ago, with an ex-girlfriend. I heard this scratching. I was about to go to bed and I was thinking, ‘It’s an old ghost.’ I could hear this noise, but I couldn’t work out where it was coming from.
It was actually very refreshing to meet her. You meet on the [screen] test and you don’t know each other so it’s kind of slightly awkward, ’cause you’re doing an intimate scene with someone you’ve never set your eyes on. She’s really refreshing. She’s very open to collaborate and make the scene as good as possible. When you’re doing a big film like this, it’s very easy to get lost in the green screen, but we managed to ground the work and bring it back to the fact that you’re just trying to tell a story about two people. She’s great at that, being very emotionally intuitive and bringing a truth to something even in the craziest circumstances. — Theo James
“There’s an honesty and an openness to her that is really rare in young women of that age, let alone young women in a fast-paced business that can chew you up and spit you out as soon as it’s said hello to you. You see young actors and actresses coming up and doing well, and then suddenly they start to unravel a bit and they forget themselves. With Shailene I get the sense that the more she does and the more of the world she sees, the more well-rounded she becomes.” - Kate Winslet