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    As long as she is talented enough and passionate about doing it herself then I will be happy and support her. I think I will be sensible - my parents said I could only do it if I got my education and so I had something to fall back on.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: education  parent 
     
    David is 13 years my senior and has much more experience.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: experience  year 
     
    For Closer, we've had five weeks. You go into every single word because it's very, very concentrated dialogue.
    — Anna Friel
    I have the most lovely, healthy bouncing baby, she was all very compact and the right size.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: right  healthy 
     
    We will spend more time in America, we're going to get a place in LA as hotels aren't great for the baby.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: time  america 
     
    Well it's hard to bracket it like that because everyone always thinks you either go to America and you come back, fail or succeed, but it doesn't work like that.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: work  america  fail 
     
    I play a character every day of my life, and I don't want to play a character as myself. They can judge me as an actress, not as a person. I'm not a spokeswoman for Anna.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: character  people 
     
    If oil exploration can threaten a place as beautiful and meaningful as Virunga, where next?
    — Anna Friel
    tags: beautiful 
     
    People became more interested in my love life than in me, and that has a certain effect. You start to feel very empty and worth nothing, you start to become a piece in a board game you never wanted to play.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: people  games  worth 
     
    I look at being an actress as being like a mummy: You're bandaged up and preserved as soon as you start making other people money.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: people  money 
     
    I want more children but for the next three years I want to act.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: children  child  year 
     
    Any scene that involves stripping off is hell. You just know it's going to take a day or more to get it right. It never gets any better and it's always uncomfortable, and all you can do is grin and bare it. I just pray it's never gratuitous and that it doesn't look so fake that all you hear in the audience is, 'Well, that's not really her, is it?'
    — Anna Friel
    tags: hell  right  pray 
     
    I've always chosen incredibly different roles and things that are quite offbeat. That way you're not limited.
    — Anna Friel
    I've been onstage once for one performance with four days' rehearsal.
    — Anna Friel
    Onstage, there's no hiding; you either can or can't act. There's no second take.
    — Anna Friel
    When I'm working, it's those actors (you know who you are) who sit around moaning that their trailer isn't big enough, or how bad their facilities are. I can't be doing with any of that, I just like to get on with it.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: bad 
     
    Now learning a bit more about footballers I think what they need to do well, is someone who really wants to stay in the background and just be a strong support.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: strong  learning 
     
    I've never been onstage in my life.
    — Anna Friel
    I've been on sets where the turnaround is so fast and the budget so small that the actors have been asked to speed things up and save money by changing in the public toilets. There's no room for vanity at times like that. It's the best way: get on with it!
    — Anna Friel
    tags: time  money  toilet 
     
    You can see when an actor gets bored: Their eyes go dead. I promised myself I'd never let that happen. If it does, I'll go and live on a desert island for a year.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: live  eyes  year 
     
    The doctors say it dates back to a film where I had these huge prosthetic breasts because my character was breast-feeding. The weight of them, and of the baby, did my back in.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: character  film  doctor 
     
    And the most important thing - apart from telling a good, believable story, and being a true character - is to be someone the audience will care about, even if you're playing a murderer or rapist.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: character  true  care  stories 
     
    My whole family is quite petite, so I have good genes on my side. But I find it quite tiresome that we have to keep talking about sizes and how much weight we can lose.
    — Anna Friel
    These women need to feel that we're all aware of what they may be going through, to give them the confidence to speak out.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: women  confidence 
     
    It's so important to raise awareness of this problem that continues to affect 1 in 4 women at some point in their lifetime, regardless of career, wealth or background.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: women  problem  career  wealth 
     
    I've got the best lead man, I really love my lead man.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: men 
     
    When I was younger I thought I'd meet the man of my dreams, get married and have a child, but it all went higgledy-piggledy. Never say never, though...
    — Anna Friel
    tags: children  men  thoughts  child  dreams 
     
    Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can't function your brain, forget your vocabulary.
    — Anna Friel
    It's really important to draw the line on what we do as actors.
    — Anna Friel
    For me personally, everything is on a kiss.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: kiss 
     
    Eternity to a child offers goodness, and eternal life to a man is essentially corrupting because it involves a certain amount of vanity to embrace it.
    — Anna Friel
    I'm in a really good place. I used to be a right worrier, but being in a settled relationship has made a massive difference. I was on my own for three years before meeting David. I'm very happy with him, he's a fantastic man. But you never know what's around the corner, so you just hope for the best.
    — Anna Friel
    When you're given something new, it's always exciting 'cause you're the first one to do it. You're not having to live up to any expectations, or be compared to anyone who's ever done it before.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: live  expectation 
     
    In Hollywood I got work but not the right work until Pushing Daisies. Every girl in LA wanted the part of Chuck. I was terrified - I didn't know if I could be funny.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: work  funny  girls  right 
     
    I was just disciplined. I knew I had to get back into shape after six weeks for the film Goal II, but I cheated in the end - I wore a corset. I loved my pregnancy, I blossomed. I felt goddess-like and very secure. I found it comforting to have a little thing growing inside me, and very calming.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: film  goal 
     
    I'd like to put the record straight about that. I've been labelled an irresponsible role model for young mothers, but none of it is true. I couldn't even walk for two weeks after the birth, let alone exercise. I ate very healthily all the way through my pregnancy and afterwards. I didn't do anything extreme.
    — Anna Friel
    There were reports of me using fat-sucking machines and all sorts of silliness. All I did was walk a lot and breast-feed. I've never been on a strict diet. I just don't overeat, and I don't eat if I'm not hungry.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: machine 
     
    Eating at home is important for us, because we eat out so much when we're away. When I'm at home I cook a lot and we eat pretty healthily. I'm not a massive vegetable fan - I've got better since I discovered how to undercook them.
    — Anna Friel
    But Americans find me bizarre and always ask me why I eat so many carbs. I tell them I don't get full otherwise.
    — Anna Friel
    tags: american 
     
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