I owe absolutely everything to HBO.
When I'm on stage, I feel very much at home - within a theater, within an ensemble - so this entire process is something I feel very attuned with.
American naturalism is what my indulgent actor side loves: a bit of Tennessee Williams, a bit of Clifford Odets, August Wilson - I would just love to tackle some of that.
I actually don't get massages very much. But Epsom salt baths are better than any massage.
There are no captions on red-carpet photos that say, 'This girl trained for two weeks, she went on a juice diet, she has a professional hair and makeup person, and this dress was made for her.' I just wish they'd say, 'It ain't the truth.'
My favorite Hepburn moment is in 'Sabrina,' when she steps off a boat in white shorts and a plaid shirt. Chic, classic, and unfussy.
My dad took me for an audition once, to show me, 'OK, you want to be a child actor, this is what it's like.' I sang a folk song about donkeys on this West End stage with this big director, and there was a queue of 200 girls all singing 'Memory.' I was terrible. Terrible.
My mother taught me how to apply my own makeup at 13 years old, and the most important lesson I learned is to never touch my eyebrows and to cleanse, tone, and moisturize twice a day.
My mother taught me to cleanse, tone, and moisturize twice a day, so I always do that - I could be partying or working late, but I'm never too tired to take care of my skin.
After my last audition for 'Game of Thrones,' they said, 'Congratulations, princess.' I was like, 'Bye-bye, call centre.'
I long for the countryside. That's where I get my calm and tranquillity - from being able to come and find a spot of green.
Living in London as a student is tough. And my heart goes out to every single drama student in London because, as an actor, it's a creative process that you are taking on, and if you don't get to do it every day, it hurts.
Croatia has been glorious - it's so beautiful, and I want to go back as often as I can.
I grew up around horses, but acting and riding on camera is a whole different thing.
Drama school is fundamentally practical. I didn't write any essays, so I came out with a BA honors degree in acting.
You can't come out of drama school and think, 'It's all going to be amazing.' You have to expect to work in a bar for at least five years and be a waitress for maybe two!
I learned more doing 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' than I did during three years at drama school.
One of the first houses we lived in was like out of a fairy story. We had a stream that ran through our garden, and we played with the ducks - we locked them in my mum's office, and they pooed everywhere. It was crazy, picking blackberries and mushrooms, rabbits running through your legs.
'Elizabeth' is something I've looked to a lot for a strong female leader.
The calibre of TV's changing. It's becoming much more epic. To rival film, definitely.