Top Quotes from Jessie Buckley

By | February 12, 2016

We all have dark shadows in our self that come out every now and then.

Jessie Buckley

There have been moments in my life when I’ve become numb to certain aspects of myself that I found frightening. Or I’ve conformed to certain morals of society and then maybe rebelled or found a way out.

Jessie Buckley

The people who are inspiring and strong for me are the ones who acknowledge vulnerabilities.

Jessie Buckley

It’s ridiculous that Claire Foy got paid less than Matt Smith on ‘The Crown.’ That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

Jessie Buckley

Inherently in us as Irish people, wherever you are in the world, when you hear an Irish accent, it’s like a moth to a flame. There’s a real personable pride and camaraderie about being Irish.

Jessie Buckley

War and Peace’ is about relationships: family relationships, loving relationships, relationships at war… it’s a really young story as well.

Jessie Buckley

To hold on to what you believe is just and right.

Jessie Buckley

I had to be an adult very quickly and didn’t have any friends.

Jessie Buckley

I think I’d make a good James Bond… I’m joking.

Jessie Buckley

Tom Hardy is such a good egg. He’s a total teddy bear. He loves his dogs and his kids. He’s a true artist. But he’s a lovely, naughty, funny man.

Jessie Buckley

I really value my anonymity and privacy.

Jessie Buckley

I did it all, singing, the harp, piano. But I was so shy, I’d wake up at six to practice piano because I didn’t want anyone to hear me play. But then I’d do a big show in school where everyone would see me, and that was actually alright.

Jessie Buckley

I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have so many people believe in me.

Jessie Buckley

Filming a story set in a war zone in the ’60s was such a treat, as it gave me so much scope to dive into.

Jessie Buckley

Always good to shake it up and do something different.

Jessie Buckley

At the end of the day, whether it’s on film or on stage or for a crowd of however many at Kenwood House, my job is to make sure people have a good time and come away with a feeling and a story.

Jessie Buckley

Sometimes you meet characters at certain points in your life and have a connection with them.

Jessie Buckley

I don’t like to get too complacent. I like to give myself five panic attacks per project.

Jessie Buckley

I get asked a lot about being a woman within the industry and how difficult it is, and yeah, it is – but it’s difficult for everybody… I’m not a ‘burn-your-bra’ feminist.

Jessie Buckley

I love London, but I miss air; I miss space. My dream is to find a mountain where I can live.

Jessie Buckley

Christmas in the Buckley household is hilarious – at the family dinner, we all have to do a song, no matter if you can sing in tune.

Jessie Buckley

I like to be out of my depth – that’s when I learn the most.

Jessie Buckley

I never choose jobs because of what I think I should do. I want to feel something. And with ‘Beast,’ it was very much like that.

Jessie Buckley

It’s easy to sort of put a sheen across humanity if you’re making a film for people who want to escape their own problems. But sometimes a movie can, in the most cathartic ways, expose those problems.

Jessie Buckley

Ideally, when you play a character, she goes away with half of you, and you go away with half of her. And you learn something.

Jessie Buckley

Whatever has happened in your past, it’s – you can never deny it. I mean, you can never wash what’s happened before in your life out of you.

Jessie Buckley

We’ve all, you know, done things that we think at the time were bad, but actually, in hindsight, you look back and go, ‘I’m really grateful that happened because I’m a stronger person.’

Jessie Buckley

When I was younger, about 15, I suffered badly from depression.

Jessie Buckley

I like to play kind of the girls-that-eat-worms kind of character.

Jessie Buckley

I love the flaws and foibles of people – I’m much more interested in that than perfections.

Jessie Buckley

I get huge solace from chaos, especially if someone else is doing it, too, like, ‘Thank God it’s not just me!’

Jessie Buckley

I want film stories to provoke a question in people about what’s going on emotionally around them and empower them in some way or ask them about themselves.

Jessie Buckley

The archetype of male hero is so boring. And the pretty, boobed woman is so… boring.

Jessie Buckley

I’m quite glad about having a few craggy edges to myself.

Jessie Buckley

The things people are ashamed of come through in whatever their outerwear is. I suppose I am always looking for that, even if it’s somebody who, on the outside, seems to be perfect.

Jessie Buckley

You can play women who have a face on or who zip something up, but you have to dig deeper to actually find the humanity and real aspects.

Jessie Buckley

Sure, nobody ever recognises me. I’m always scurrying around London under a hat and looking like a homeless person.

Jessie Buckley

We limit ourselves. We’re told to act and behave in certain way from birth.

Jessie Buckley

I did ‘I’d Do Anything,’ and then a play and then ‘A Little Light Music.’ I played jazz in a night club where nobody listened to me for two years. I sold cereal in a market for a while. I worked in a clothes shop in Brixton. But that’s the life of an actor. You never really know when your next job is coming.

Jessie Buckley

I feel really lucky to have had ‘War and Peace’ as my first big telly job. I was playing this incredible character, and we were shooting in Catherine the Great’s palace near St. Petersburg in the winter, when the river was frozen. It was a dream. I still can’t believe it. I wanted to soak up every last minute.

Jessie Buckley

I can’t help who I fall in love with.

Jessie Buckley

Because I’ve got younger sisters, I want to impart on them the possibility of being a strong woman in whatever role I choose.

Jessie Buckley

I’d had to grow up pretty quickly, and going back to drama school gave me a chance to be with people my own age and do normal things, like going to a pub on a Friday night and just hanging out.

Jessie Buckley

It is a little weird seeing photographs from parties where you didn’t even know a photographer was there.

Jessie Buckley

I think Wilkie Collins was a man ahead of his time, asking really important questions but also telling a really good and thrilling story.

Jessie Buckley

I just know that making ‘Beast’ was an amazing experience. It was my first feature, it was the director’s first feature, and every day, you’re just trying to do good work and learn.

Jessie Buckley

With regards to pressure, you can’t be too conscious of it.

Jessie Buckley

I started doing musicals, but the acting bug bit when I did a four-week Shakespeare workshop.

Jessie Buckley

I am such a gypsy.

Jessie Buckley

Dad would always play Ray Charles in the car on the way to swimming, then we’d sing musicals. Now my heroes are Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt and Max Richter.

Jessie Buckley

When you get the opportunity to work with somebody like Jude Law, there is a fear. They’ve got lots of stuff under their belt.

Jessie Buckley

I am incredibly lucky. I worked hard for my luck as well. I have made choices to do things because I wanted them to do them, not because they were the right thing to do.

Jessie Buckley

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