There's very little bohemia in Australia and it's one of the things I miss most about not living in Europe.
— Rachel Ward
I've been as critically rubbished as acclaimed and the worst thing about that is that it usually plays into your own self-criticism.
I remember having to take detours around the Hollywood sign to avoid having to see this grotesque poster of myself on Sunset Boulevard.
When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted really to be the kind of actress I became.
Writers are very much undervalued in the creative process.
You're in a movie because you're appealing and because you represent the aspiration, the fantasy, the ideal.
I got pigeonholed a bit. When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted to be the kind of actress I became.
I always tell young actors to have a back-up. You don't want to find yourself at the age of 30 still struggling to make a living out of acting.
Having done something like The Thorn Birds gives you enormous longevity. You can keep picking and choosing the roles for a bit longer.
All anything takes, really, is confidence.