Everyone has a point of view about corporal punishment.
Getting fan mail from Brazil is kind of funny.
I think the unemployment rate for actors is pretty much the same in Sydney, London and New York. In all three cities, there are more actors than there are jobs. But I do think that there are far more acting opportunities in London and New York than in Sydney, where there are approximately seven actors that you see over and over again in every play.
It's hard, but what's the point of having children unless you're there to raise them, I reckon.
I have learnt a lot about theatre, and I would like to know the same about film.
I'm a fan of mindfulness, and if colouring in is a way of reaching mindfulness, then I think it's great. But I'm amazed that anyone has the time to do that. I certainly don't.
Being a mother impacts every aspect of your life. It's a rite of passage which gives you an entirely different outlook on things.
There are many books that I love dearly, and I've seen many televised or film recreations that I just haven't thought were up to scratch.
I learn the techniques and then take what I need. I have the Essie Davis technique of acting. I'm an instinctive actress.
Sometimes it's easy to do brave things in front of a thousand people, but it's hard to do them in front of a handful. It feels so much more exposing.
Awards and nominations really help sell films.
I often get mistaken for all different kinds of ages; some of them flattering, some of them not.
I've had really a great choice of roles that have been very different from one another. And I think I kind of set out to do that when I began my career - to aim to never play the same thing twice.
There's something great about being on location with a bunch of people - there's a camaraderie and intimacy that builds up over time.
People who don't know how old I am can cast me as the woman in 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' and can cast me as Stella in 'Streetcar Named Desire,' and they are miles apart.
One of the things I have loved so much about the career that I have had is that pretty much every character I have played is diametrically opposite to the one before it.
I feel lucky that I've managed to get the roles I've wanted.
Trying to get over to the 'on camera' side of things has been hard work.
I have children, and they demand my full and complete attention. They get that when I'm at home, even during the night, but it is really hard, and I do wonder how a lot of women do it without bawling their eyes out every day.
Acting is embarrassing.