Best Quotes from Emily Watson

By | December 21, 2016

You have to play the logic of a character.

Emily Watson

I was a normal, rather dutiful child. I didn’t even rebel as a teenager.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

Yeah, a lot of people think I’ll be a tortured nutcase when they meet me.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

When I did get home this last time, we had all these plans to go out. And then we hardly stepped outside because the time together seemed too precious.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

The film Punch – Drunk Love is how you see the world when you’re in love. You don’t see somebody’s psychological baggage necessarily, you see the person walking out of the light.

Emily Watson

I’ve always been creative, I think.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

I grew up without a television. It meant that I read lots of books and entertained myself.

Emily Watson

I don’t think I will be less good because there’s less pressure on me.

Emily Watson

I do think you feel a little bit like you are preying on people’s lives.

Emily Watson

I always think I am going to do my best.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

Now, honestly, every movie set that I go on, I walk onto set with the confidence that there is nothing that they can throw at me that’s gonna surprise me.

Emily Watson

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

I sometimes feel like it’s difficult for people to relate to me, until they spend, like, a day with me, and until they walk around with me in public.

Emily Watson

I have to be a lot more calculating because I’m a very private person. I actually really struggle with the attention; I’m generally a pretty shy kind of a person. So it’s tough figuring out how to manage it. But there are ways of managing it, and you just have to be smart.

Emily Watson

I was a pretentious child. I grew up without a television. I read a lot of books and I loved Shakespeare. Still do.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

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.

Emily Watson

Please, please, please – I would love to do some comedy. Once you have a reputation for one thing – in my case, crying and dying – you are typecast.

Emily Watson

I am married to the most amazing, generous and beautiful human being and it has been hard on him because from the outside if you look at it it’s just all about me.

Emily Watson

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