Andrea Riseborough Quotes

 

Maybe I’ve just been incredibly fortunate, but there’s a level of dedication, devotion, intensity and seriousness around me every day.

— Andrea Riseborough

Puberty is an extremely traumatic process even if you don’t realize it. It kind of lives with you for like 10 years.

— Andrea Riseborough

I’m an artist; affirmation is like catnip to me.

— Andrea Riseborough

People think I’m totally crackers.

— Andrea Riseborough

Often, I’ll read a script and the female character’s an extension or serves some sort of purpose in terms of the male character’s narrative and it just isn’t fully formed. But they will be very beautiful. Whether a secretary or a doctor or a vet, they will be very beautiful.

— Andrea Riseborough

People are fascinating. They’re so unique and I think what’s more fascinating is the reason behind the physical characteristic, the enigma, that’s where the gold dust is.

— Andrea Riseborough

Sometimes I can think of nothing more blissful than going to Berkeley and reading Byron for three years.

— Andrea Riseborough

I have no interest in doing anything other than good work.

— Andrea Riseborough

I think any artist is a perfectionist by their nature.

— Andrea Riseborough

Fear is the enemy. I distrust it. Any feeling or decision I make that might be motivated by fear I quickly reassess.

— Andrea Riseborough

My face is almost like a canvas – a blank canvas in the sense that the hair on my face is very, very fine and my skin is incredibly fair and my hair is quite dark, and that’s very unusual.

— Andrea Riseborough

I think impersonation is a great art. It’s something that I enjoy doing, in a frivolous and lighthearted way. But I don’t flatter myself to think I’m an impersonator.

— Andrea Riseborough

I’m interested in having a relationship with the world that’s not my own.

— Andrea Riseborough

I think, really, what I’m interested in is whole women, real people.

— Andrea Riseborough

There’s something really simple and idyllic about living in a house very close to the water.

— Andrea Riseborough

I think every work is hard in different ways.

— Andrea Riseborough

Sometimes I can receive the world and regurgitate my version of events easily and sometimes it’s hard.

— Andrea Riseborough

Every time you get the chance to work with somebody you admire and would like to collaborate with… it feels like the best opportunity that’s ever come your way, whether that’s in fringe theatre or a really big-budget Hollywood movie.

— Andrea Riseborough

I am quite odd-looking in real life.

— Andrea Riseborough

I’m very pragmatic.

— Andrea Riseborough

When you’re playing a romantic version of a real person, you’re playing a version of the truth.

— Andrea Riseborough

When I was little, I would always try and look into the television screen along the sides. I kept thinking if you looked in there, you could see what was happening off camera.

— Andrea Riseborough

I don’t like getting dressed up. It’s hard because as a woman, as an actor, the whole world wants you to enjoy dressing up.

— Andrea Riseborough

When I talk about work or my take on life, all the joyfulness and excitement never seem to make it in.

— Andrea Riseborough

I love the company of actors, but the crazier it gets, the more I’ve come to realise how valuable my time is with my friends who work on the land or are builders or, you know, make music. Work in offices. Run shops.

— Andrea Riseborough

I think it’s the easiest thing in the world to be horribly critical about yourself.

— Andrea Riseborough

I’m not even sure that any of us are ever ready for anything. We can be ripe, or over-ready, but what is that moment when we’re actually ready?

— Andrea Riseborough

I subscribe to no religion. But I believe that in the creation of art, there can be moments of God.

— Andrea Riseborough

I’ve always thrown like a girl.

— Andrea Riseborough

I don’t read reviews, and it’s not because I don’t think I can learn something, I’m sure I could learn a lot. I just that I feel very passionately about the work and especially when you’re doing theater, you really only need one director and when you read reviews, you feel like you have twelve, because you respond to them, naturally.

— Andrea Riseborough

Sometimes you need to break away from something in order to know how much you need or want it.

— Andrea Riseborough

I’ve worked with so few female directors.

— Andrea Riseborough

I’ve always worked very hard.

— Andrea Riseborough

I am a Graham Greene fan – I’m just a ferocious reader. I read an awful lot when I get the time.

— Andrea Riseborough

You can’t tell what’s going to fulfill you in different stages in your life.

— Andrea Riseborough

I think the most important thing when you’re telling a story is to just tell the story as best as you possibly can.

— Andrea Riseborough

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