Tennessee Williams or Shane Meadows?
I guess they both wrote social commentaries people have celebrated but, beyond that, I couldn’t say. I’ll always be very thankful to Shane Meadows for This Is England, because, without it, my life would be altogether very different to what it is now.
Home or abroad?
I like to travel. Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time in Ireland and I was in a lot of places and met a lot of people, but my main companion was my Audi. That got me along the wild Atlantic Way completely effortlessly. I had some great experiences there.
Half-full or half-empty?
I’m equally capable of being both of those things, but then there’s a lot to be said for some blind optimism every now and then. A lot of good things have happened by having that attitude.
Cook or takeaway?
I love cooking – I just hate washing up! I’ve recently mastered a chicken, ham and leek pie with a nice white sauce, though – I’ve got that down to a T.
Book or box set?
When I was growing up, if you came out with lots of stupid or far-fetched things, people would say, ‘You’re watching too much telly.’ No one seems to say that any more, but I still hold it dear and I definitely don’t think there’s any such thing as reading too many books.
LA or London?
I work best in Hollywood when there’s a return ticket booked for me. I have to repeat myself a lot over there, though, as they don’t always understand me! That said, it’s nice to be regarded as a visitor and be more of a novelty.
Drive or be driven?
I much prefer to drive myself. Unless I’m in London and having to look for parking – that’s a game-changer. Written by Emma Barlow.
Photographs by Christophe Meimoon
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