On her character in "The Misanthrope"
: "Jennifer's kind of a crazy mix of being a complete b--ch — confident and terrifying — yet she's incredibly young and is probably being exploited way more than she actually realizes."
On criticism of her acting skills
: "Oh, they still say that! Every time I do an interview with the English press, one of their questions is, 'How do you feel knowing that everyone thinks you're a sh*t actress?'"
On surrounding herself by people who tell her the unvarnished truth
: "You have to be selective about the people whose advice and opinions you take. I know [my parents] would never tell me I was shit because they were trying to hurt me. It would always come from a very sincere place."
On her upcoming film "Last Night"
: "When we were making it, the arguments on set were just amazing about whether mental infidelity is better or worse than physical infidelity. There was a huge gender divide on the question. Every single woman said that mental infidelity is 10 times worse than [an emotionless assignation]. And most men I spoke with said that it's the physical act that would be the ultimate betrayal."
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