It’s become a lot more important to me to help progress women in film, whether it’s through the characters that we see on screen, or just by working with female filmmakers so that it becomes the norm for a woman to be a director, not a talking point.
When you take risks as an actor, I think the default thing for a lot of people is to do something kind of racy, or really out there. And I don’t think that’s the way to necessarily go about it. I think by stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risks, you’re doing something you haven’t done before.
“I’ve always relied on my instinct pretty heavily. The director is incredibly important. They need to be clear about what they want. I started acting when I was young and even though I was lucky with the people I worked with, and they treated me with a lot of respect and as an equal, I was still the kid.”