Ward in 2012
|Born||Rachel Claire Ward
12 September 1957
Cornwell, Oxfordshire, England
|Occupation||Actress, film director, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Bryan Brown (1983â€“present)|
|Website||Rachel Ward â€“ New Town Films|
Having done something like The Thorn Birds gives you enormous longevity. You can keep picking and choosing the roles for a bit longer.
You're in a movie because you're appealing and because you represent the aspiration, the fantasy, the ideal.
I got pigeonholed a bit. When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted to be the kind of actress I became.
I remember having to take detours around the Hollywood sign to avoid having to see this grotesque poster of myself on Sunset Boulevard.
I've been as critically rubbished as acclaimed and the worst thing about that is that it usually plays into your own self-criticism.
I always tell young actors to have a back-up. You don't want to find yourself at the age of 30 still struggling to make a living out of acting.
There's very little bohemia in Australia and it's one of the things I miss most about not living in Europe.
When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted really to be the kind of actress I became.