It’s taken me a really long time to find out what my voice is, or even if I had the right to say anything at all. Even at school, when my drama teacher told me, ‘I don’t think you should do the creative subjects’, that had a massive impact on me, and I had to go to an out-of-school drama club because I didn’t feel like I was worthy of the school play. A lot of people, when they’re really young, tend to be like, ‘I’ve got something to say and I want everyone to hear it!’ But I’ve never wanted anyone to hear what I’m saying, because it’s probably stupid.
“I have been playing the piano for my entire life – since I was three or four. And the guitar I used to play classical guitar from when I was about five to 12 years of age. Then I didn’t play guitar for like years. About four or five years ago, I got out the guitar again and just started playing blues and stuff. I am not very good at the guitar, but I am all right. I am in a band in London as well.”
Because when you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can’t predict.It’s like that scene in Doubt, where he’s talking about how to take back gossip? They throw all those feathers from a pillow into the sky and you’ve got to go and collect all the feathers.