Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That's not what life's about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel, you will never do good work. And if you're overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind, how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them?
He thought I was aloof and I thought he was arrogant. It just shows you how wrong you can be. But once he kissed me that was that.
On her first impressions of her husband, playwright Andrew Upton.
I certainly think that when I flick through all the magazines at the hairdresser's I like to see and am drawn to images that have an intelligence and mind at work behind them.
I don't have a sense of entitlement or that I deserve this. You'd be surprised at the lack of competition between nominees — I think a lot of it's imposed from the outside. Can I have my champagne now?
I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that. Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame for me. It was another world completely. But, to be honest, I basically did it so that I could have the ears. I thought they would really work with my bare head.