Talulah Riley Poster

Quotes (21)

  • St. Trinian's (2007) is probably taking it to the extreme, but in essence it's saying, "If you be yourself, you can do whatever you want", and it's sort of a fun message.
  • Initially, I studied philosophy, because it claimed to give you answers to the meaning of existence, but it didn't: It was basically a semantics game.
  • I got into physics through pop science and quantum science and ended up being such a quantum groupie.
  • I would literally do anything for Richard Curtis. Anything.
  • I was a real daydreamer at school, gazing out of the window and losing myself in imaginary worlds.
  • Along with issues like global warming, I think a problem with the world today is population decline.
  • Men are visual creatures.
  • Acting is an odd lifestyle. You make deep bonds quickly and, though you move on, you go around on a loop and see people again.
  • As a child, I loved story books and wanted to be in them so desperately and live the stories.
  • Dark matter is interesting. Basically, the universe is heavier than it should be. There's whole swathes of stuff we can't account for.
  • I have a checklist of things I'd like to do in movies. One of them is get possessed. Die on a deathbed with a ghostly pallor - that's on my list.
  • I have an obsession with mortality. I saw a friend die when I was 18, and I can't get over it.
  • I used to ride horses when I was younger. Ponies were my life. I miss being fearless.
  • I think I was a pretty normal student; I just followed most of my friends.
  • I'm not some sort of tormented soul looking for an identity in the roles I take. I became an actress because I just love dressing up and playing.
  • I'm terrified I'm about to die, or that all the people I love are about to die, every second of every day.
  • I went to quite an academic school, and all my friends were going to university, but even before my acting jobs, I didn't want to do that. I didn't want to spend another three years being institutionalized, and I feel that getting out of that system benefited me in quite a few ways.
  • There's a real power in heels and a good dress.
  • Yoga is the one L.A. thing I actually like.
  • My wide eyes make me look much younger without make-up, and although it's fun to have a line in innocence corrupted, I doubt I'll get to play the vampy vixen or a Hedda Gabler or Lady Macbeth.
  • The things I wanted to do from a very early age - ie. get married and have children - precluded a lot of guys my own age from wanting to have anything to do with me.