I think for me, home needs to be a sanctuary. I need to feel like I've escaped the day when I get home.— Bella Heathcote
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I collect skulls; I think that a beautiful skull is a really good gift for a guy.
I have a bit of a lava lamp fetish. They are kind of hideous, but there is something so therapeutic about them.
I think there is something about L.A., fortunately: once you get one role people think, 'Oh well, someone employed her, so maybe we can.' I mean, that's my idea of it, anyway. 'She can put one foot in front of the other and say a line.'
I first got into acting when I was about 12.
I started doing speech and drama lessons. All my friends were doing it at the time and my dad encouraged it. He encouraged any extracurricular activity.
I'm just a psycho myself. I loved playing Leila [from Fifty Shades Darker], taking on [a character] who's completely unhinged. I saw her as a girl who's grief-stricken and she just doesn't have the tools to cope. Grief and heartbreak, it makes you do some pretty crazy things.
I'm always listening to music to pump myself up.
I think the thriller aspect of this film [Fifty Shades Darker] is what excited me most.
I was always into performing and dancing as a kid and acting was a safe place to have all my feelings, which is good as a child.
I usually have a drink before a carpet because I find them really nerve-racking.
Usually a tequila. An upper!
I did dancing and singing when I was little, and then when I was 12 years old my friends were taking speech and drama at school. They were private lessons, and I started doing that. Over the years everyone else dropped out and I just kept going. I loved it.
I think working in the industry, I'd be pretty nervous to have a celebrity crush. I'd be pretty nervous if my boyfriend did as well because inevitably you'd end up working with them and then it would feel very suspicious.
My style icon has always been my mom.
I feel like she was always sophisticated and effortless and looked really well put together without trying too hard.
[Christian from the Fifty Shades Darker] is definitely a good person.
I mean, he's flawed like all of us, you know? And I guess all of his wounds or his trauma, he acts out sexually. Which is pretty normal. People have different wounds, people act different things out.
I did get a letter which was pretty alarming once.
Well, it was sent to the Fifty Shades production office. And it was pretty ... I'd say interesting. I don't really want to go into that. But otherwise the response has been good, thankfully.
There was a girl that bullied me years ago, and I was going through, you know, just the standard Instagram wormhole on her account, going way back into her photos and, yes, ended up liking something and I was like, "No!" I just wanted to disconnect my Instagram - Oh, and then she wrote me a message saying, "It's so great to see you doing well." I was like, "Nope, nope, you don't get to say that now!"
I kind of liked all the creeping stuff [in Fifty Shades Darker], like when they're sleeping and there's me just standing behind the bed. It was great.
Acting is different all the time. When you're on set, different films, or just even in between, it's never the same. I think that's one of the things I love about it.
I definitely don't get recognized so I don't have to deal with that.
I think working in the industry, I'd be pretty nervous to have a celebrity crush.
All the photographers were trying to just get me off, which was hilarious.
But it was very, very amusing.
Physically stalking as opposed to Instagram stalking, which was kind of great.
Leila [from Fifty Shades Darker ] puts my Insta stalking into perspective.
In Australia, everyone gets a nickname and people started calling me "Izzy" and I hated it so I just adopted Bella.
[Fifty Shades Darker director] James Foley directed Fear.
And that's what I love about this film, because it has a real sexy thriller element about it.
I don't really cook meat. I eat a bit of seafood but I'm not really into meat and the idea of cooking it is pretty intense.
All on-set kisses are weird, no matter who it is, especially with people standing around coughing and sneezing. It's very uncomfortable!
All my stuff is men's fashion. It's always oversized shirts, boyfriend blazers and trousers.
Particularly on social media, there is that level of detachment, some people feel like they can say whatever pops in their head .
You know, he's a bit of a rock star, but I think he's consciously learnt how to make people feel comfortable around him. Because otherwise, how could anyone act opposite him? The whole time you'd be thinking, 'My god, it's Johnny Depp!'