My mother taught me how to apply my own makeup at 13 years old, and the most important lesson I learned is to never touch my eyebrows and to cleanse, tone, and moisturize twice a day.
I'm really old-fashioned. An Epsom salt bath, that's genuinely better than any massage.
I think as a woman it's in our nature to nurture someone else. Sometimes at the expense of ourselves.
My father always said, 'Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf' - so I make sure I read.
My life is unrecognisable compared to what it was - 'Game of Thrones' has opened doors that were never there before. But it can be dangerous to see it in those terms, I think. It's best to take it as it comes and work as hard as you can, and hopefully the other things fall into place.
I've read all the 'Game of Thrones' books many times over, so I sometimes find it easier being on set, because it can be hard to get out of character.
I long for the countryside. That's where I get my calm and tranquillity - from being able to come and find a spot of green.
I told my parents I wanted to be an actor, and they were getting ready for a life of unemployment, so they're just happy I'm in work!
All of the press and stuff - that's the scary stuff. The acting is what I got trained to do.
Drama school is fundamentally practical. I didn't write any essays, so I came out with a BA honors degree in acting.
I have very sensitive skin, so I have to care for it properly.
My rule is never to look at anything on the Internet.
My dad's a sound designer, and he used to take me to work with him.
I came out of my mum's stomach going, 'I want to be an actor!'
I'd give my right arm to be, like, a random extra on 'Girls,' just to walk past one of the scenarios. I'd love that more than anything.
I think the reason why strong women have such a powerful impact is that you've got the strength of a man with the heart and sensitivity of a woman.
I grew up around horses, but acting and riding on camera is a whole different thing.
Music is something that's always been a huge part of my life.
Being a single girl in New York... it's what you should be doing in your twenties!
You have to do whatever jobs you can to pay the rent.
Personally, I'd like as many children as I can pop out, I reckon.
The calibre of TV's changing. It's becoming much more epic. To rival film, definitely.
My mother taught me to cleanse, tone, and moisturize twice a day, so I always do that - I could be partying or working late, but I'm never too tired to take care of my skin.
I actually don't get massages very much. But Epsom salt baths are better than any massage.
You can't come out of drama school and think, 'It's all going to be amazing.' You have to expect to work in a bar for at least five years and be a waitress for maybe two!
When I'm on stage, I feel very much at home - within a theater, within an ensemble - so this entire process is something I feel very attuned with.
I'm just a girl who loves mascara.
The '90s were really just bad for fashion and hair.
If you spend too much time wondering what you're going to feel like in year five, you're not going to feel anything in year one.
My favorite Hepburn moment is in 'Sabrina,' when she steps off a boat in white shorts and a plaid shirt. Chic, classic, and unfussy.
Any opportunity to get into fashion and find a beautiful dress, I'm very definitely excited about that.
One of the first houses we lived in was like out of a fairy story. We had a stream that ran through our garden, and we played with the ducks - we locked them in my mum's office, and they pooed everywhere. It was crazy, picking blackberries and mushrooms, rabbits running through your legs.
I learned more doing 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' than I did during three years at drama school.
I think 'Game Of Thrones' is incredibly true to the books. I think the fans will, hopefully, be very pleased with how true to the books we are.
American naturalism is what my indulgent actor side loves: a bit of Tennessee Williams, a bit of Clifford Odets, August Wilson - I would just love to tackle some of that.
I spent most of my life watching HBO series wishing that at some point in my career I might be able to work with them.
A young Brit girl with no theatre experience decided to take on an iconic American role on Broadway. Maybe I should have thought that through?
I looked around one stage school when I was maybe nine. It just scared the bejesus out of me. I was incredibly open, and the girls seemed fierce and determined.
No talent lies in my dancing.
I do love singing. I wouldn't say I'm any good, but I definitely love it - especially jazz singing.
Living in London as a student is tough. And my heart goes out to every single drama student in London because, as an actor, it's a creative process that you are taking on, and if you don't get to do it every day, it hurts.
After my last audition for 'Game of Thrones,' they said, 'Congratulations, princess.' I was like, 'Bye-bye, call centre.'
I wear tinted moisturized since, on the stage, we tend to wear such heavy stage makeup.
My dad took me for an audition once, to show me, 'OK, you want to be a child actor, this is what it's like.' I sang a folk song about donkeys on this West End stage with this big director, and there was a queue of 200 girls all singing 'Memory.' I was terrible. Terrible.
I don't get much studio stuff. I'm usually on location, and I know that some people think that acting is so glamorous, but believe me, it's not!
You come from a happy family; you want to create a happy family.
Croatia has been glorious - it's so beautiful, and I want to go back as often as I can.
There are no captions on red-carpet photos that say, 'This girl trained for two weeks, she went on a juice diet, she has a professional hair and makeup person, and this dress was made for her.' I just wish they'd say, 'It ain't the truth.'
When I was in my teens, I thought, 'Would I like to try and work hard at being an actor, or do I want to work hard at doing something musical?' Acting won out, but I do really enjoy those moments where I get to just belt something out.
One of the shows I would very much love to be a part of is 'Mad Men' - walking around that office.
My normal stuff is Dr. Perricone's hypoallergenic range. I have incredibly sensitive skin, so I struggled to find anything because my skin would react to so much stuff.
I owe absolutely everything to HBO.
I find that a lot of the good acting comes out when you're physically being pushed: your brain turns off and just deals with the situation at hand. You get to a point where you're exhausted at the end of the day, but I quite like that.
I tried a robin heart once. It wasn't very good.
Never in a million years did I think 'Game of Thrones' was going to take off like it did.
Me and heels are very good friends.
'Elizabeth' is something I've looked to a lot for a strong female leader.
Valyrian is oddly easier than Dothraki. It's got a more lyrical flow to it that feels more familiar to the way I speak. That makes it slightly easier.