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Kenneth Branagh is a big mentor of mine. He said something the other day. I think it’s a quote from Shakespeare, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which is four words “take pains, be perfect”. I think it’s his way of saying, don’t be afraid of caring.
There are a lot of people in this world who are afraid of caring, or afraid of showing that they care because it’s uncool. It’s uncool to have passion. It’s so much easier to lose when you’ve shown everyone how much you don’t care if you win or lose. It’s much harder to lose when you show that you care. But you’ll never win, unless you also stand to lose.
Don’t be afraid of your passion. Like, just give it free reign, and be honest, and work hard, and it will all turn out just fine.
It was a French quote. “On a deux vies, le seconde commence quand on realise qu’il y on a seulement une”, which for those of you who (don’t) understand that, is, “We all have two lives. The second begins when you realize you only have one.” So I’m not wasting any time. And the thing is, with negativity, for my money, they are just, they are like clouds that pass across the sun. You know they will pass. They’re just feelings. It’s important not to dwell on them.
I try not to get bogged down in disappointment. Nobody has an easy ride. That’s for sure. There’s not a single person in this room who’s had an easy ride.
When I was at drama school…Drama school was really hard. They deliberately kind of overwork you. And they just throw everything at you. You’re working 16 hour days and you’re exhausted and you’re drained and you are physically tired. And I kind of lost the love a bit.
I live near a couple of parks in London. One night I couldn’t sleep. It was summer. I got up really early in the morning. I went and walked to the nearest big hill and I saw the sun rising over London, which is one of the greatest cities in the world. Sometimes that’s the answer. Just get up when the sun gets up and look around, and you realize you’re part of an amazing planet.
I’m sort of Junior Ambassador for UNICEF in London. I was invited to go and see their work in the field in West Africa in Guinea at the beginning of January this year. They are extraordinary as an organization. They believe very strongly that every child deserves a clean break. And no child deserves a disadvantaged start. It’s their mission to elevate every single child’s chances of a good life.