" Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever changed. I never wanted to be a film star. I love my job, that’s all I can say. And God knows there are people on film crews that work longer and harder than I do. ”
I'm incredibly passionate about my life, I'm absolutely unable to hide any emotion. If I wrote a book, I’d have to call it ‘P is for Passion’. I don’t go in for anything halfway. My feelings about things are instant, on the spot. And my heart is always, always on my sleeve.
"Acting’s hard. If you’re trying to do it properly, it makes you vulnerable. When you’re an actor you have to confront your true feelings every single day. And that’s pretty exhausting. Then you have to go home and make dinner.”
Titanic (film) trivia: The swim dress was the biggest costume design challenge in the movie. Over 24 copies of it were made due to all the strain that was put on them from being in the water for all the action scenes. The dress had a tremendous amount of layers to it but James Cameron wanted it to look as if it was naked against Rose’s skin when soaked. In order to achieve that effect, Kate couldn’t wear any kind of wetsuit underneath her costume unlike all the other cast and crew members who were able to protect themselves from the freezing water.
Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren & Emma Thompson photographed in the frame of the SAFE Project for human rights. The project was a collaboration between the Helen Bamber Foundation, Emma Thompson & photographer Nick Haddow (2010).
The pictures were taken in places they felt —safe. At home in Connecticut for Meryl, “in remembrance” for Judi, in the mist in front of her home for Kate, in the back of a London cab for Helen and in her Scottish river for Emma (which will probably remind you of the policeman story, if you see what I mean…).