I feel privileged that people are looking up to me, and perhaps a dream will be born because of my presence.
But my responsibility is to just keep on pursuing my dreams and goals, and the admiration will take care of itself.
I was really shy as a kid, but my mum always used to take me to the theatre and I loved it – everyone sitting in a dark room and having the same experience, going on the same journey, and things that weren’t normally said in every day life were being said on stage. I didn’t know how to get into it. I didn’t know if I had any talent for it. I didn’t even know if I wanted to do anything in front of people, but I just loved that world.
When I hear women say “I’m definitely not a
feminist.“ and “I think the man should work and the woman should stay
home with the kids.“ I always think: “No, we should all have the same
political, social and economic rights.“ People who say they’re not
feminists are nuts. For me it’s natural.