Quotes by: Samantha Morton
I believe it is my duty as a performer to raise issues in the world of things we're afraid to look at.
Most of my life, I've been on a film set. There isn't anything to learn, not learn, unlearn. It's just in me.
I'm not a writer. I think I can write short stories and poetry, but film writing, brilliant film writing, is a talent - you can't just do it like that.
You've got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society.
I was angry but not at God. I feel that you are closer to God when you are messed up. Definitely. That's when you most need God, and God cannot control what man does.
For anyone who's been in care, successfully coming through the system is nothing to with money or success; it's the ability to feel love and be loved in return.
When you've been raised in care, rap music isn't just about guns and sexism. They're talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It's not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that.
Everyone wants to look their best, everyone has dreams of wanting to look like something else. But we are who we are.
My family don't watch a lot of what I do. Films are a bit too arty-farty for them, certainly the ones I do!
You get very possessive about characters, you feel you can see it in your mind and you want to play it.
I have worked very hard on being aware of my childhood but moving forward and not letting it bring me down emotionally. That is a hard thing - especially when you have children of your own and you remember what happened to you at that age.
I don't get the point in a lot of biopics, they're boring. You know what's gonna happen. You're just watching actors show off.
It's fantastic to strive towards a nice life where you eat nice organic food and your children go to a nice school and you can afford nice clothes and nice perfume and the hypoallergenic make-up. But there's never a day goes by, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, that I don't think about where I'm from.