Quote: "I couldn't do that because I know if I tried to emulate a Bond heroine I'd fall flat on my face." Actress Emily Mortimer is adamant she will never be in the running for a Bond girl role.
Quote: "I borrowed a friend's car. I got two tickets at once for being on my mobile and not wearing a seat belt and another for illegal parking. Then I reversed into another car and the bumper came off. My husband has banned me from ever getting into a car again." British actress Emily Mortimer is a bad driver.
Quote: "I pay attention to my double chins, weird hair and weird teeth. I get in a panic about stupid things like that. That's the sort of thing I focus on when I first watch myself." British actress Emily Mortimer hates seeing herself onscreen.
Quote: "I've tried doing movies for the wrong reasons in the hope that it will (further) my career and it never works. You know that you hate it and you have nothing to offer and you just couldn't care less if it got made because it's not something in a million years you'd go and see yourself." Emily Mortimer admits she has made a few shameful movie decisions in her career.
Quote: "I often tell people I'm not very good at acting because I don't know what else to say. They'll say, 'What do you do?' And I say, 'Well, I'm an actress.' And then there's a silence. And then I fill the silence by saying, 'Well, I'm not a very good one.' But especially in America people don't get the self-deprecation. They just think, 'Weird, why are you talking like that?" SHUTTER ISLAND's British star Emily Mortimer is too embarrassed to talk to strangers about her high-profile career.
Quote: "I was doing a play and I was so outraged by all the pressure I was put under that I behaved very badly. I remember seeing a man in a kiosk and yearning to be there with him, just watching telly and eating a sarnie. It feels like you're taking your life in your hands just to step on the stage. Sometimes I just want to sit in a warm box and take people's money." British actress Emily Mortimer longs to swap her demanding life on stage for a job as a car park attendant.
Quote: "I am incapable of lying in; it's a real problem. My husband often says he can hear my eyes opening at about 6.30 in the morning and I'm instantly wide awake." Match Point actress Emily Mortimer is a light sleeper.
Quote: "I was so looking forward to it, because I would be able to practice my little phrases and curses in Russian. But it was going down like a cup of cold sick. Then someone pointed out that Lithuania had been brutally oppressed by the Soviet Union for about 70 years." British actress Emily Mortimer on shooting new movie TRANSSIBERIAN in Eastern Europe.
Quote: "He drew a picture of my breasts the other day. Two big circles with dots in the middle. I don't know if I should be delighted or worried." British actress Emily Mortimer on her four-and-a-half-year-old son SAM's odd artistic efforts.
Quote: "Woody Harrelson and I saw eye to eye on practically nothing. He's a confirmed hippie, and incredibly into organics and health and very sporty. I'm a confirmed meat-eater. My grandparents were pig farmers, so I'm completely besotted by bacon." Emily Mortimer and her co-star Woody Harrelson found friendship despite a culture clash on the set of new movie TRANSSIBERIAN.
Quote: "I disgusted people. That's what happens when you've been standing on the set too long." Actress Emily Mortimer on sharing her thoughts about a flatulent disaster she has dubbed a 'shart' with Steve Martin on the set of THE PINK PANTHER 2.
Fact: British actress Emily Mortimer used BEATRIX POTTER books her mother had scribbled in as a child to research her role as the writer's best pal in new movie MISS POTTER.