The moral of filmmaking in Britain is that you will be screwed by the weather.
I'm a laugh tart. I make no secret of that fact.
I don't think there's much point in putting me a deep, dark, heavy, emotional film because there are people who do it so much better than I do.
Strangely enough I'm better on a stage. I love that I feel like I blossom in front of a whole bunch of people.
Basically, my life is so boring, it's embarrassing.
Neither Elizabeth or I are keen to do a real-life couple on the screen. It's not very electric.
I think maybe in a way it gets worse because you come in with a real reputation and they've paid you lots of money and all that.
I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't!
The truth is, I'd never seen a Cary Grant film. Since then I have watched his stuff and it's astounding, but I don't see any similarity between us. Except for the fact that I'm told he used to wear ladies' underwear, which is something I also do.
And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow.
With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all. Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor.
Plus, teaching brings home to you very fast that you actually know nothing. I didn't realize that before.
But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you're an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way.
But when you're a celebrity, you discover that you're no longer the pursuer, but the one being pursued. That's one of the disappointments I have had since becoming a single man.
Women are frightening. If you get to 41 as a man, you're quite battle-scarred.