A lot of the problems of parenthood are universal.
Yes, it’s harder being younger and growing up yourself, but all those anxieties and problems are going to be faced by anyone at any age.
I think the performances that really communicate with me are the ones where I don’t feel like I’m watching someone and thinking: “They’re doing some really good acting.”
I would like, in my life, to always be doing things I’m proud of. I know that probably won’t happen all the time. But I’d prefer to be telling stories.
Maybe in some ways, it makes me think: “Do you know what? Some people think I’m alright, so maybe I should go into a job thinking I’m not rubbish.” But I don’t really think about it.
I want to be involved in things I can be really proud of. There’s a lot of bad films being made and I don’t understand how they got the money for it.
I think that’s so powerful and cinema and TV has so much power.
When people hear about teenage parents and teenage pregnancy, they attribute a lot of personality traits to those individuals, which is just such a bizarre thing when you really think about it.
I can be proud of and understand why they’re being told. I do watch a lot of films and TV, but sometimes I think: “Why the hell did you make that then?” I won’t say what they are though.
So, it’s nice but I wouldn’t want to go into something feeing like I needed to prove that I was good enough to be there.
That said, there’s a lot of bad telly, but there’s also a lot of very high quality that is something I’d be much more proud of than a mediocre film.
It’s when I’m literally completely consumed by the story-telling and the actor or actress is evoking something in me.
I really hope that I can be as good as some people think I can be. But I may never work again… and that’s the reality of the film industry.
Like, how does age and circumstance equate to some kind of personality trait?