Shyness is just egoism out of its depth.
I think I'm a better actress for having friends and interests outside the theatre. I wouldn't want to live my life surrounded by other actors all the time.
The character I play in Star Quality says acting is the be-all and end-all of her life. I'm not like that. I do enjoy working and I give every job my best shot but I never feel, What on Earth am I going to do now?
I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.