Words matter. These are the best Sarah Alexander Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
The appeal of comedy is that you’re not going to look your best. Dressing up or dressing down is something I love and feel very comfortable doing. I feel at my least comfortable when I have to look at my best.
Having started in theatre, for a long time I wanted to be a classical actress. But I’ve always loved making people laugh – at school, I was quite mischievous, and bit by bit, I found myself working more and more in comedy.
We’re so immersed in ourselves at home, but when you’re travelling, it’s important to be open.
I want to go to Denmark and Scandinavia. We’ve been inundated with their telly recently, and I’ve never been to any of those countries. I really want to get to know the people. I quite fancy living there for a bit if I could take a month off. They just seem like upfront, friendly folk.
I have the most dreadfully appalling eyesight. I’m really shortsighted and have been since I was about five. I was the speccy girl with the pink National Health glasses. That’s my physical vulnerability, and I wish I could put it right, but I can’t – even with surgery.
I really didn’t enjoy myself at secondary school, but the one thing I did leave with was eight fantastic, beautiful, brilliant, amazing girlfriends.
Life has got better and better since the day I left school. I felt like I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin.
I do not understand the pleasure of being so famous. I just don’t get it. I love acting and doing the work. That’s what it’s all about for me.
I burn a lot of energy when I’m filming, so I eat a mountain of chicken, broccoli, potatoes and salad, and if I’m absolutely exhausted, I’ll have a chocolate bar, too.
I’d like to see ‘French and Saunders’ back. They were hugely influential for me. They make me laugh so much; even their breathing makes me laugh.
I love a psychological thriller, particularly ones that are written by women. I’ve just finished ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn, which was so creepy and never failed to surprise me, particularly the end.
I drink lots of water – being under hot lamps all day is very dehydrating.
I had my fortune told once at the Great Wall of China. A withered old lady told my fortune – but it was probably one of these things that are set up to rip off tourists. She told me a couple of vague things that came true, but she was probably just lucky. I would never do it again.
I often think you need a lot of courage to be in the acting business. The job itself can be incredibly challenging for various reasons. Sometimes it’s impossible and requires sheer guts.
When my kids were in the school play for the first time, I decided I had to make the costumes from scratch and bought material, wadding, dyed T-shirts, and purple tights so I could say I made the octopus costume myself.
I’m too frightened to go on ‘Celebrity Mastermind.’ You really are shown up. Just you and a chair – there’s no way out.
I think the old classic Porsches are fantastic, with those lovely curved lines, but I don’t like the modern ones at all.
I used to do things like white-water rafting, trekking and horse-riding safaris. Recently, though, I had the humiliation of having to turn away from a helter skelter. It’s a very strange thing when you hit a certain age.
People in comedy are just gorgeous, just the best human beings. They are naturally interested in other people and in playing something other than themselves.
I’m a believer in love – it’s all good as far as I’m concerned. Every size, age – whatever.
I have a tendency to overempathize with people, which gets me into tricky situations. I can get sucked in and feel like I need to get involved, which is sometimes helpful and sometimes not. It’s better to have more distance.
My father was a television director and producer, working on documentaries and current affairs programmes including ‘Panorama,’ and I didn’t think he’d find acting a sensible option. But as soon as I’d finished my A-levels, I got on a train to Edinburgh, and that was it.