Emily Browning Poster

Quotes (10)

  • I was lucky - the first eight productions I auditioned for, I got cast.
  • After Hollywood, you know if people are interested in you or in the fact that you've been in a movie. You know who your real friends are.
  • My family are very supportive and always have been. They weren't the kind of parents that pushed me into it. I know a lot of parents of kid actors I've worked with have pressured them into acting, but my parents are different. I'm really lucky to have them because they let me make my own decisions.
  • [on a scene that was cut in Sucker Punch (2011)] I had a very tame and mild love scene with Jon Hamm. It was like heavy breathing and making out. It was hardly a sex scene . . . I think that it's great for this young girl to actually take control of her own sexuality. Well, the MPAA doesn't like that. They don't think a girl should ever be in control of her own sexuality because they're from the Stone Age. I don't know what the fuck is going on and I will openly criticize it, happily. So essentially, they got [director Zack Snyder] to edit the scene and make it look less like she's into it. And Zack said he edited it down to the point where it looked like he was taking advantage of her. That's the only way he could get a PG-13 (rating) and he said, "I don't want to send that message". So they cut the scene!
  • The whole point of our job is to be able to realistically portray a human being and if you don't experience life, if all you experience is acting and being on set, how on Earth are you going to be able to connect to real people and portray these characters? I realized if I want to do this, I have to have a life.
  • [on what you bring as an artist] You can't judge it and you can't analyze what you do, because what you bring is original and beautiful and special.
  • In my everyday life I'm a little bit nervous and not particularly brave. I feel like if I can be completely brave in my work then I'm doing something right.
  • I went to this weird little hippie primary school and we did a lot of plays. The first one was "Alice in Wonderland" and I played Alice. It was all in Italian - it was such a bizarre school.
  • I'm not going to do a pop album anytime soon. I'm not going to dye my hair blonde and wear pink mini-skirts.
  • I'm a massive daydreamer. I'm constantly lost within my own fantasies and my own thoughts personally, and I think maybe that is sort of represented in what we do for a living, the fact that we make believe everything and we escape into these other characters for a living.