It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.
My best friend is the most important girl, outside of family, to me. I met her when I went to college and we bonded immediately. I'd do anything for her at any time. We phone each other every day.
If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush.
In actual life I am a grumpy old bag.
Other than my memory being a bit woolly and my knees being a bit creaky, I don't really think there's anything I can't do.
My approach to parenting is that everything is open - everything. I'm not very good at covert, or subtle, and I've had to learn timing. I do blunder in a bit.
I'm not a big drinking person and hardly ever have alcohol. Perhaps it's not sweet enough for my sweet tooth.
I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone write an unauthorised biography of me. Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written. My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story, I ought to have my life first.
That's the awful thing about dating. Tight underwear. We would all like to be in a big bra and pants and when you are in a secure relationship you can do that.
I am not, I repeat, NOT a lesbian - even though I'd like to be one when I grow up.
I want to do something where I play Judi Dench's younger sister or daughter.
I'd like to play a horse, many people think I already have. Either end of the horse would be fine.
I am a kid in the dressing-up box at heart.
When I wrote 'Dear Fatty,' I realised that sitting and writing alone is an absolute joy.
I never do any television without chocolate. That's my motto and I live by it. Quite often I write the scripts and I make sure there are chocolate scenes. Actually I'm a bit of a chocolate tart and will eat anything. It's amazing I'm so slim.
Any people whose lives are about the way they look, whether it's fat or thin, are in a dangerous area.
I do think you are supposed to go through wars with your child because otherwise the tearing apart that has to happen when they go off to lead their own life would be unbearable.
For me, whatever age or size I've been, I have rather liked myself. The shell is not the thing at all.
I've chosen to stay in a jolly place for most of my life, and that is a lot of who I am.
Turning 50 can be difficult, sometimes dangerous, for women. The danger is in that blip that can come from the fact that you become invisible, and if you're not careful and don't embrace that, it can trip you up and you lose confidence.