As an actor you think, ‘Ok, I’ve got the job, how long before they can fire me? How long do I have to film before they definitely can’t fire me? Don’t make any mistakes, keep my head down for the first month and they can’t fire me any more.’ I used to always say, ‘After Merlin I’m never going to work again. I’m going to give it all up and make cupcakes for a living. I’m going to be crazy cupcake lady.


Can you take a moment, promise me this: that you’ll stand by me forever. But if God forbid fate should step in and force us into a goodbye if you have children someday when they point to the pictures, please tell them my name. Tell them how the crowds went wild. Tell them how I hope they shine.