I'm like a boomerang, I always come back.— Agyness Deyn
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I'm all alone. There has been no man in my life for several months now and although it would be nice to have a boyfriend, I can't just settle for anybody. The fact is I'm choosy, but mainly about a man's character. He has to be interesting, funny and clever. I don't even mind if he's not very good-looking.
I'd like a relationship that was like two tree trunks side by side, strong but independent.
When I first started modelling, as I was walking down the catwalk I just thought, 'Please don't fall over, please don't fall over, please don't fall over!'
You know, even though I'm in fashion, I don't, like, do fashion.
Fashion isn't me, even though I work in it. It's just materialistic stuff. I just want to do whatever makes me happy...Like being totally conscious. Laughing is, like, my favorite thing to do. Being with friends, having fun...being a bit daft.
I don't really see myself as a big supermodel.
I've always got on with lads, more than I have with girls.
I want to play positive role models - women who mean something to other women.
If you have a connection to someone, it doesn't matter what their exterior is.
I feel like every project that I've been doing, I've learned something about myself. It's like I've cracked something, or my vision of myself has gotten wider. I'm just learning and growing, and overcoming the fear.
Fashion isn't me, even though I work in it. It's just materialistic stuff.
I definitely believe that love conquers all, yes.
Being such a tomboy growing up, that was one thing that changed me as a person, as well. It broadened me, like me cracking myself open in a certain way.
I'm not the new anything; I'm just Agyness.
Laughing is, like, my favorite thing to do.
Everything about acting drives me and gives me the need to really try it.
It's an evolution - doing the same thing for 12 years is kind of a chunk. Anyone would be up for a little bit of a change. It is so rewarding to do a movie, and so enjoyable. It's hard work, but really wonderful.
A lot of stuff written about me is rubbish. I don't know where they get it from, sometimes.
I'm not oblivious to that connotation of changing careers, so I'm just going in and doing the job. I think that you can't fake doing the job. All I want to do is deliver. That's my focus.
I don't expect that because I was successful in one field that I will then get a ride of passage into another.
When you're young, you say it how it is, and even your views are, like, 'This is totally the truth', 'cos you don't know any difference, so there's a real confidence in your way of thinking.
I've never had formal drama-school training; I've just picked things up as I've gone along.
It will appeal to girls who are confident and have a strong personal expression of style and identity in the way that they dress and what this says about themselves.
For me, being onstage for an hour and a half, my confidence was really huge for me. Doing eight shows a week for a run, I was like: "I'm actually doing this." And now I feel more confident going into something.
To be supportive of myself, I have to go with what I want to do.
I started acting and I was so mesmerized.
I get on with all my exes, so there's nothing I need to forget about.
I don't know - life is shorter than it seems.
I dont have that many friends.
I don't really go to fashion parties; they're not my scene.
I love 'Breathless,' and 'Paris, Texas,' and 'Badlands.
' I was obsessed with those films in my teens. I remember watching 'Badlands' and being amazed that there were these scenes in which nobody said anything and the silence told the whole story.
I dress like a tomboy.
I can't do modeling disconnected. And I thought, "What do I like? What do I love about modeling?" And what I love is that it's such a creative process, with a bunch of people, and I wanted that more, which is how the acting thing came about.
I had a really small role (playing goddess Aphrodite), and I was only working for just over a week with Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. I'd done a few short films before and thought acting was really creative, but when I worked with those guys, I was just like: "Wow!" They had such fun and freedom. They were trying things and stretching themselves. It was so inspiring that I was like: "I definitely want to do this!"
It is so inspiring when you come across a woman who is very strong and dedicated and is amazing at what they do. That's how I feel about Meryl Streep. You watch her, and you can't help but notice all of that about her. She's so influential.
My mum used to always dress me and my sister in matching Laura Ashley dresses.
And I'd be like, 'Mum, I just wanna wear my Doc Martens!
I wish it were different, but my body clock wakes me up between 6:30 and 7:30 a.
m. I was even talking yesterday about how, if I want to get enough sleep, I have to be in bed at 10. That means I'm totally a grandma.
For modeling, I was always creating characters.
I dress like a tomboy. So, when I'd go into a shoot, there'd be all these dresses, and I'd say to myself, 'Okay, this isn't me. It's somebody else. So, who is this person?' Acting is the next level of that.
I've always been really private about my personal life. I don't talk about it.
I suppose each project is a new thing, so there's all this excitement and nerves about this new thing. Every single thing is like a new thing, so it's never what I expect. I don't know what to expect for the next thing. There are always different people. It's interesting.
I don't think a name defines the core of who you are.
Not just in modeling, but in society, there's so much pressure about what a woman should be, and, of course, it's just so unobtainable. You can never become that thing, because it's such a projection.
For modelling, you have to be such a strong person in a way – or seen to be a strong person, do you know what I mean? But in acting you have to get in touch with all the vulnerability that you carry.
Well, I suppose I've never really had a lifestyle that needs upkeep.
I don't get cabs; I'm on the Tube with my Oyster card.
I suppose I have stopped modeling officially.
I've not done any for a good long while now. I think it was four years ago when my feelings were changing towards the industry. I didn't hate it, but I was yearning to do something different. I was on a gradient. It was a gradual thing.