Doni and Coni from Weekly Idol (and the other shows they’re on) and like those old uncles that wanna get in your business, and then tease you about everything, and make you regret every decision you ever made.
I don’t think that I could ever play just a “pretty girlfriend” or just a stereotypical female part that’s just there to get her tits out – that just doesn’t interest me at all, really. I just want to keep pushing myself with every role and keep pushing myself with every film.
“The thing is, I’m very aware of this industry and the kind of movies we make and what can happen. I don’t have any more confidence than I ever used to. And I still want to work on indies. I still want to work with first-time directors. I don’t just want to go into a tumbleweed of Hollywood female parts. It’s all a bit ridiculous really.”
I hate watching myself, It’s weird. It doesn’t get any easier. It’s a very personal thing. You kind of want to do the film and then forget about it, and then you see it again a year later and you end up hating yourself.
Skins, to me, was a family. I grew up on that show. I was fourteen when I started, everything that happened in that series I was living in real life. I was getting my heart broken for the first time, I was experimenting, I was having troubles at home with my family. So that, to me, was such an important bit of my life because it really shaped me into who I am now.
You have to be confident being on telly as you get Tweets from girls saying, “oh god, you look ugly in real life compared to on screen” or “your hair looks like shit today”. You get used and then you get to a point there you’re like, ‘fuck it, this is who I am’. I worry more about the image we give off to other people, I don’t want people to feel like they have to aspire to look like us.
“I don’t like to make predictions, because my life’s been pretty unpredictable so far, but I want to be part of this new generation of actors that isn’t squeaky clean, that is a bit edgy and different. I like the idea of a new generation uprising.”