I was always told at school that you had to have a back-up plan but all I ever wanted to do was act. There was no plan B for me.

The problem with independent films is that they can be hit or miss. Ive seen scripts that have blown me away. But there have to be all the right ingredients in place to make them work: the director cast publicity distribution.

I love gardening and I love cooking. I love things like that. I love creating things.

People look at stuff like Godzilla and Avengers and think I only do blockbusters or however you wanna put it but in reality I can make double or triple what I got paid for Avengers by doing other stuff – there are other options but I dont want to work with this person or that person and so I dont …

There are so many elements that make a good film. You need a great director whos driving it.

Pulp Fiction was probably one of the first films I ever saw that really kind of took effect on me. I was about four years old – obviously wasnt supposed to be seeing that film my sister kind of sneaked it out and we got to see it. Shes older than me. That was something I always used to watch.

I cant think of anything worse than trying to schmooze someone with the idea that youre an actor.

Anyone whos got a guitar you like to pick it up. I can play a couple of songs some 50s rock and roll a bit of Elvis. Thats it really – Im not a musician Im not a singer.

I get on fine with my mum and dad but if they want to see the grandchildren they come to me.

Im happy to say Im a feminist. Being a feminist is just believing in equal rights. Man woman gay straight black white – were all in it together.

I dont go online I dont read reviews I try not to look at anything on the Internet.

I was lucky enough when I was younger to have the chance to do as much as possible and I found what I wanted to do. I did swimming gymnastics kickboxing and the one that took off more than the others was acting.

Its funny because if you ever ask anyone in England to try and do a Beatles accent no one knows what they really sound like. If you ask anyone in America they would try and give it a go. English people just know their songs.

I have to be fully committed to do a project nowadays because if I say yes to something it means the whole family are going to have to move for the job. Its a lot of upheaval. So it has to be really worth it. Otherwise Id just as well not bother.

I dont like to be me. Im not so comfortable being me on screen because then Id be a presenter. Im not Jimmy Fallon.

I think with anything where you delve into the back story of an artist it kind of explains their work more intimately.

Ill never be Jennifer Lawrence or Tom Cruise someone who can hold a movie and then be charming and charismatic doing promotion. I havent got what theyve got. But at least Im now comfortable just being myself.

My world was completely different to other boys my age. When I was six I was earning money and by 10 I was paying more tax than the parents of other pupils. I feel a lot older than my years. Because I was working with adults I had to mature a lot quicker.

The thing about travelling is that you work hard and play hard but you can do all those things without your parents knowing.

The buzz you get when youre playing a song and everyone is screaming and dancing and what have you and singing along is incredible.

I was raised by women. Now Im raising women. I was always better around girls. I live in an all-female household. I even have two female dogs… Its funny how that turned out.

Im constantly trying to find something thats different from me whereas some actors do the same thing again and again. Thats not for me.