Wherever she went, the smallfolk fawned on her, and Lady Margaery did all she could to fan their ardor. She was forever giving alms to beggars, buying hot pies off bakers’ carts, and reining up to speak to common tradesmen.
I look to play women who feel real, who feel three-dimensional and also a bit contradictory, because I think you and I are contradictory; that’s what it is to be human. So if there is a pattern of me playing strong women, it’s because I think I see that in the script when I get it. I just want to play real people who overcome their trials and challenges on a day-to-day basis, because that’s what we’re all trying to do.
I’ve been a member of some good gyms in the past. I love a good spinning class; I love a good aerobics class. I go to yoga classes as well as practicing myself. I’m always open to new experiences and when I’m in different cities shooting, I try some local classes sometimes. So, whatever’s around, really. I think classes can be the most fun. And if you want to make it a social thing and you want to go with friends, then that’s the way to do it. Or if you’re a loner and you like to go off and run on your own, do that. There’s no right or wrong, exercise is exercise and it’s incredibly healthy for you and, you know, society. And it’s a positive thing, so however you want to do it, each individual to themselves.
“I’ve been to therapy in the past when I’ve had crisis moments in my life; I think it’s very healthy. I think that’s even a more acceptable attitude in America actually than it is probably back at home [in England]. I think we have to monitor our minds the way we need to monitor our bodies.”