Emily Watson Quotes

25 Emily Watson quotes:

"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."
"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."
"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 always think I am going to do my best."
"I do think you feel a little bit like you are preying on people's lives."
"I don't think I will be less good because there's less pressure on me."
"I grew up without a television. It meant that I read lots of books and entertained myself."
"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."
"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 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've always been creative, I think."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Yeah, a lot of people think I'll be a tortured nutcase when they meet me."
"You have to play the logic of a character."
"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."

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