Emily Watson Quotes (29 Quotes)


    I was a normal, rather dutiful child. I didn't even rebel as a teenager.

    I had done theater at school and really enjoyed it. I got a whiff of that sense of excitement that goes with it when I did school plays.

    I have a sort of unspoken principle, which is that I don't want to let it change me so that I treat people badly, or anything like that.

    Yeah, a lot of people think I'll be a tortured nutcase when they meet me.

    As actors, we went where we wanted to, and the camera followed us: it was like having another person in the room. There was no formal structure to the process. It was very liberating.


    I think Silence of the Lambs was a great film and when somebody does that kind of suspense thing, with that much restraint, it's impressive.


    I grew up without a television. It meant that I read lots of books and entertained myself.

    She says she hangs on to the voice even after we've left the studio, so expect an, 'I'm having a jolly good time' from her on the red carpet.

    I do think you feel a little bit like you are preying on people's lives.

    If you find someone who makes it their end all and be all of the next two weeks, if they can't focus on anything else then it could continue to (trouble) gambling. There are warning signs and that's something to look at with March Madness.

    When the time came to make a decision about what do in life, I found myself thinking that acting was the thing I loved to do, so I applied to drama school. And then, I didn't get in - twice.

    I don't think I will be less good because there's less pressure on me.


    They're incredibly, incredibly close, kind of telepathically close. And once Jackie disappeared into the world of superstardom, she kind of starts displaying symptoms of MS (multiple sclerosis) and kind of really losing it. And she goes back to her sister and basically says, I want to sleep with your husband, which is ... pretty shocking.

    The film Punch - Drunk Love is how you see the world when you're in love. You don't see somebody's psychological baggage necessarily, you see the person walking out of the light.

    I thought it was time to jump into that Hollywood mainstream and see what the temperature was. And it was warmer than I expected.

    When I did get home this last time, we had all these plans to go out. And then we hardly stepped outside because the time together seemed too precious.

    And it is very sexy as well: somebody says I'm taking you on a surprise date, you don't know where you are going and you can't see and then you put your hand out and there is a tiger. Amazing.

    It's a whole different kind of anxiety. But the great thing about doing a theatre job is that once the ball starts rolling you just have to go with it, it's inexorable.

    My character Lena is somebody who responds to people in a very simple way. I didn't have to take myself off to a darkened room to concentrate, I just had to try and be open. It's an interesting, subtle relationship.

    I wanted to do something artistic with my life but I didn't think I wanted to be an actor, so I went to university and majored in English literature.

    I think so, Silence of the Lambs was a great, suspenseful thriller and I would expect Red Dragon to be similar. And I think it's very character driven.

    My husband. He keeps me grounded. If I were in the world on my own, it would all be much more seductive. But I'm in a relationship that has nothing to do with the film world.


    I think we all like the idea of putting five dollars in and getting 100 from it. That's appealing, but I think it's also entertaining for a lot of people. It's something for Shirley in accounting to talk about with Bill in marketing. It's a way to connect.

    During Breaking The Waves, I was on my own in a hotel room. I think I would have been impossible to live with. When you go home, you have to pretend to be the person you are at home.

    I'm lucky I don't do the kind of work where the main thing is that you're the girl and you look gorgeous. I don't look like that. I'm a funny-looking.

    It's an incredible privilege for an actor to look into the camera. It's like looking right into the heart of the film, and you can't take that lightly.


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