"I think I’m surprisingly different in real life than what people expect or what people project on to me. I’m not actually that awkward, I don’t think. I think people see me as this sarcastic person that doesn’t care about anything. But, on the contrary, I’m pretty emotional and sensitive and I care a lot about things and people. I think in moments where the spotlight is on me — like if I’m doing a talk show — my defenses come into play and maybe that’s why people see me that way. But, I think my sarcasm is often a way for me to get through those moments. I mean, if you came over to my house, I’d make you a cup of tea and be probably really interested in you."
Emelia, life’s not a fairytale. … Don’t cut yourself off because of some fantasy you have.
Jessica Brown Findlay by Marc Hom for Tatler UK September 2014
Bet you wish you’d run away with me when you had the chance.
”Everyone should be shirtless. But not me. Everyone but me should be shirtless. I have double As—you don’t want to see me shirtless. It’s not interesting. It might as well be a 12-year-old boy shirtless. It doesn’t matter. No one cares.”
"I try and stay away from the internet! Stupidly, when we first started I looked up something on the internet and it was bad. So I’ve taken a step back. If there’s anything people are or aren’t happy with, you kind of end up finding out about it some way anyways."
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!