Words matter. These are the best Janet McTeer Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I love the way we do theatre in London: I love the fact that everybody is trained.
Put a Post-It note on your mirror that says: ‘Someone has to succeed. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be me.’ Repeat before every audition.
When you are old enough to… play powerful parts, who cares if you are 45, 55 or 65?
When you’re a young English person who wants to be an actress and you have dreams, you dream of being Vanessa Redgrave or Judi Dench.
I was very nervous about the accent. I was very nervous about being an American.
I find strong roles really interesting. Usually, that means the character is also clever.
‘The King and I’ – one of the first films I ever saw.
New Yorkers are either the nicest or the rudest.
It’s naive to think there is a woman in the world who isn’t brought up to believe that they are waiting for their soul mate. You even see it in Disney.
I’d love to play Hamlet.
When you’re an actor, you get your ideas from everywhere – even from someone on the street. We’re total thieves!
There’s a reason I live in the Maine woods, where nobody knows what I do for a living. I think you can be better if someone who’s coming to see you perform has no idea who you really are.
There are some roles that are a no-brainer. You just have a sure, instinctive ‘Yes!’
I was incredibly self-conscious about the way I looked.
I’d rather lose large than win slightly. I think life is an oil painting, not a watercolor.
In my heart of hearts, I love theatre. It’s the joy and terror of putting a play on, the creativity of it. It is infinitely harder than film and television and more tiring. Your performance is heightened in the way it isn’t with film.
People will still love and hurt and yearn.
I do mostly British projects, and for family reasons and life reasons Britain’s my home, where I have a lovely garden.
I love gadgets.
Yes, I was slightly outside everything when I was growing up. My mother jokes that I was exchanged at birth. She brought us up to have traditional values. She was absolutely not part of the ’60s generation.
British independent television is exactly the same as independent cinema. Very low budget, interesting, cutting edge stuff.
My mother and father are still together after forty something years. I lived in one place till I was 6. I lived in another place from when I was 6 till I was 17.
The older you get, the better you get, because you’ve seen more. You don’t necessarily have to go through a lot, but you have to witness it in order to recreate it.
I have always been drawn to strong and interesting women, people who have navigated that world before you and maintained their integrity and sense of self.
All theater is unpredictable. That’s the definition of theater.