By Ray Pride

Emily Watson

“My first film was Breaking the Waves, aged 29, so I went into the film business with a bit of clout. People didn’t mess with me. I wasn’t ever as vulnerable as a novice teenage actress might be – or maybe I just have that vibe. Fierce, I think it’s called. Although you shouldn’t have to be fierce to be safe in your workplace… I was never treated with anything other than respect. I can’t speak for others, though. It’s incredibly brave of people to come forward. But there’s a massive range of allegations, from the clearly criminal to much milder. We can’t put everyone in the same bracket. People still have a right to presumption of innocence and due process. It’s become a rolling media storm but it would be disrespectful to the women who have been brave enough to come forward if it wasn’t treated with the seriousness it deserves.”
~ Emily Watson

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“If there are theories about me, I’d rather not know. Astrophysics – now that’s fascinating. String theory, worm holes, the expanding universe, the Big Bang versus the Big Bounce – those are the kind of theories that make you feel like living and understanding the mystery of the world. Film theory is just a pain in the ass.”
~ Claire Denis

“I had a knockoff Michael Kors bag that said MLK instead of MK. Jada told me that I shouldn’t have knockoff stuff. I told her that my philosophy is, Whatever the bag costs, I should be able to keep that amount of cash in the bag. If it’s a $300 purse, I have to put $300 in cash in that purse. I do not want a bag that is more expensive than the cash I have to put in it. Things are going good for me now, so I am graduating to your Fendis and your Guccis. But I better have the cash equivalent, or I’m not buying the purse. And if things start to go wrong, I’m going right back to my knockoffs. When you’re somebody like me, who’s been homeless, clothes are not that important. Clothes are not a roof over my head, food in my ­stomach, my family’s health—that’s what money is for. But fashion helps get more money. So, we ride.”
~ Tiffany Haddish