Get to Know Me Meme: || [5/10] Favourite Actresses || Helen Mirren

I think every woman in our culture is a feminist. They may refuse to articulate it, but if you were to take any woman back 40 years and say, ‘Is this a world you want to live in?’ They would say, 'No.’…  ‘For me feminism is just fucking obvious. It is not an ideological or a political thing. We’re half the population. I don’t even see it as a cause: it’s just fucking obvious!’


Even though the focus [of the film] is on a very focused and precise period of French history, it’s had its repercussions over the years, and this film talks about how history remains in our collective bloodstreams for a very, very long time. That’s why it’s important to keep talking about these things.

- Kristin Scott Thomas on Sarah’s Key

Maxine Peake | Martha Costello | Silk 

I really hope that it comes across. You do worry. It’s this thing again: female, in her thirties, single… But what I wanted to get across was that she’s not unhappy. What’s great about it is she isn’t looking for a partner, she isn’t desperate to meet somebody. She loves what she does and she’s passionate about it.’[x]


Juliette Binoche || Vianne Rocher || Chocolat (2000)

I sell dreams, small comforts, sweet harmless temptations to bring down a multitude of saints crashing among the hazels and nougatines.


Get to Know Me Meme: || [4/10] Favourite Actresses || Kristin Scott Thomas

Even in my twenties, I was being asked to play these really worldly 30-year-old women. So as a young actress I was given sophisticated, complicated and wise roles, and I have no idea why on earth people saw me as this elegant seductress. I’m not at all like that really. Maybe it was the cheekbones or something.