[On the debate on nudity] That’s a massive question. That’s an essay; I can’t give you a sound bite on that question. You know, I don’t believe in nudity for nudity’s sake, nothing gratuitous. But, you know, some of the most successful, talented actresses of our generation, be it Julianne Moore, or Charlize Theron, or Charlotte Gainsbourg, or Isabella Rossellini, if you know your cinema history, have taken their clothes off. There’s nothing wrong with nudity, per se, if it’s part of the storytelling and it’s eloquent and it says something about the raw humanity of the story. So again, you see, we’re getting caught up with labels: “Nudity: bad.” It’s not about “nudity: bad.” It’s about gratuitous oversexualization of children; it’s complicated. And I feel that we live in an age where everyone’s trying to reduce, and soundbite, and cut it down to140 characters, and that’s not what life is. So everyone should stop shouting so much and listen more to what each other is saying, you know?
What do you think is a major problem for young people today?
Probably the biggest one that I’ve noticed would be self-esteem, I think. There are too many girls who don’t like themselves. I think the best way to combat the problem would be to look deep down and find out the things that do define you. And the beautiful things about yourself.