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why is this so hard for people to understand



You obviously worked very hard to get in great shape for this movie, and you look terrific in the film…



Quit smiling, you’re supposed to be a professional!



I don’t think I am considered a Hollywood star. I have sometimes been told ‘you are on the verge of stardom’, and it amuses me. My professional choices are not those of a star: I am still intrigued by atypical scripts and the idea exploring unknown grounds excite me as much as ever. Thus, I have a predilection for characters that lose themselves; I always look for the flaw, the accident, the vice. As for my private life, it is not gossip material. I have been married to the same man for ten years and I have no taste for exhibitionism. There is no scandal in my life. As a result I am left alone, which make me extremely happy: anonymity fits me perfectly.



   All I ever remember wanting to do, as a kid, was act - nothing else. In fact, about the only thing, other than acting, that I’d like to do is go live in the woods, build a log cabin at the top of a hill and try and hide away from the modern world. So, in many ways, [The Hobbit] ticked all the boxes: not only is it the ultimate acting challenge but it’s also biggest adventure you could go on while making a film.