Quotes by: Carice van Houten
I've never really considered packing my suitcase and heading to Hollywood.
My father is a silent cinema freak, so he took me to 1925 silent films that took forever, like 5-hour movies, but I've seen a lot of that stuff since I was young. And then I saw the film 'Annie,' and I just wanted to be Annie; I just wanted to be that orphan kid and wanted to sing and dance.
There doesn't seem to be a religion in 'Game of Thrones' that's totally peaceful... we haven't seen any Buddhists.
I do this acting thing mostly for myself. I like to make a connection and communicate with the audience to make myself feel less lonely. I also do it to develop my own character, so sometimes I do it to just be away in a certain area that I've never been to. But mostly, the story has to do something for me.
I personally don't like to rehearse so much. I really sort of trust my instinct.
For a while, I thought that I was only going to be cast in Second World War films.
Whenever you have to do a photo shoot with a woman, there is this weird competition. They need to prove something. They need to play games - maybe unconsciously - but women are so sensitive, and people call me more masculine sometimes.
If I go to Hollywood, I will have to start all over again - which is fine and makes me humble.
It's great to play somebody's wife, but not all the time. There's so many other stories to tell.
I speak French, German, English, and Dutch, and I can say a few words in Spanish - none of these languages have anything to do with Valyrian.
I'm cold in summer. I'm the coldest person ever! It's very ironic I'm never cold in the scripts. Every time I'm shooting, if you don't see a part of me, there are hot water bottles there.