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On The Riches... 'Some people said ‘You're a movie star; you can't do TV.' That's bollocks! I received accolades for that role. I knew that I'd be able to apply my creative talent and entertain people.'
On working with The Riches co-star Eddie Izzard... 'Ed's a weirdo like me! In England, just throw a rock and you'll hit someone like us, but put the two of us in America in a show that's set in the South - it's trippy. He's great, he's interesting - I'd take that a million times over some hackneyed pretty boy who's been acting since he was five.'
On a recent trip she took to Cambodia with Oxfam... 'It was humbling. You look at these 16-year-old girls who are living with the absence of choice in their lives. They're earning a dollar a day, and they're making the T-shirts that we wear every day. However high-handed it sounds, I think that those of us who have the choice also have the duty to step in for those who don't. With Oxfam and community-trade programs like The Body Shop's, the money goes directly to the people, and they can choose what to do with it. They know how to make their lives better.'
On beauty... 'When you've had your hair and makeup done as many times as I have, you learn a few tricks. Even something as simple as learning how to blow-dry my hair was a huge thing. But I didn't grow up that way. I was incredibly ungainly, I didn't know what to do with my crazy hair and I had this huge round face - I didn't get cheekbones until I was 26. But self-acceptance is so important - there's a reason that you are you. Why would you want to live somebody else's journey?'