I mean, I have done scenes with animals, with owls, with bats, with cats, with special effects, with thespians, in the freezing cold, in the pouring rain, boiling hot; I've done press with every syndication, every country; I've done interviews with people dressed up as cows - there's honestly nothing that's gonna intimidate me!— Emily Watson
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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.
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.
In my early career I was like a goldfish.
Rejection didn't affect me; I'd just forget how bad it was and keep going back for more.
You have to play the logic of a character.
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 was a normal, rather dutiful child. I didn't even rebel as a teenager.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I grew up without a television. It meant that I read lots of books and entertained myself.
I don't know what makes a marriage work.
My husband and I don't have it right at all; it's very tough on him. From the outside it looks like it's all about me - I have a glorious career and he doesn't.
Believing in God is a very intense inner struggle of mine.
It's something I worry about a lot, but which I don't have the answer to.
I've always been creative, I think.
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.
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.
I don't think I will be less good because there's less pressure on me.
Friends always say you don't realise how robust your baby is until you drop it.