Choosing to be in the theatre was a way to put my roots down somewhere with other people. It was a way to choose a new family.
People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.
I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way.
I think it's the same simple thing for everyone - to be happy, and have love in your life.
I've never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn't choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them.
Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life.
What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it.
My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.
Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically.
For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
But I think it's a little different in Europe, because 40 is really the best age for a woman. That's when we hit our peak and become this ripe fruit.
Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films - as if all my characters were sisters - but I'm not so sure now.
I sometimes feel like I could do another job. Anything. Maybe because as an actress you're playing different characters, everything feels possible.
I think acting is about forgetting yourself in order to give the best of yourself. It's passing through you more than you're creating it. You're not the flower, but the vase which holds the flower.
I like travelling and if I have to come to Hollywood to make a movie I will, but otherwise I'd never move there. It's very much an industry town and that doesn't really interest me.