About her appreciation for the wardrobe department;
I used to take up hems on the Tudors for six months. And I can’t even sew, so I get what it means if I rip my dress: two hours for someone to stitch it. – Dailyrecord, October 6 2009.
about unexpectedly haveing become an actress;
I won the lottery because I didn’t know I would love this so much and I’m so lucky to have gotten the chance. – CTV.ca, October 2008.
about her acting experience;
I hadn’t acted much. I’d been in school plays, but I wasn’t a drama-school kid and my family aren’t performers. – Tribune Magazine, December 2008.
about her favourite scenes in Merlin;
My favourite scenes are always the scenes I do with Colin [Colin Morgan] – SciFiChick, August 2009.
about her idea of what being an actress was like;
I was looking at these actresses sort of sitting around under umbrellas, people bringing them cold drinks and I was like, ‘That looks so much easier than what I’m doing’ and I was so wrong.
about her proffesional ambitions;
I just want to do good work. If it’s shot in Hungary, if it’s shot in Russia, if it’s shot in America, if it’s shot in England, you just want to do something you can stand up and say I’m proud of it.
about her fashion taste;
I don’t like pink and I am not into girlie stuff, bows and frills, intensegary looking things.
It’s a completely different take on the legend. It borrows from all the legends. Because it’s not based on actual fact it can be taken as it intenseits us and the audience.
about her character of Lady Morgana in Merlin;
She is Uther’s ward. The first lady of Camelot and we are very aware that she is top dog. She is in control and she can manipulate all the men. She’s very interesting, great fun to play. Not your average, retiring type of girl. She’s a go-getter, stand up for herself kind of girl.
about the casting process for Merlin;
I was so scared. I was like, ‘they’re going to re-cast me, they’re going to re-cast me. I’ve got to do a good job’ and I walk in and Giles from Buffy [Anthony Head] is there. I was just like ‘Oh my God, oh my God.’- CTV.ca, August 2009.
about her style;
I went through a real punk stage: I had braids, red hair, pink hair, green hair, I cut it into a Mohawk, the lot. Then about five years ago, I dyed it dark and stayed out of the intensen to get pale, because I hated looking like everyone else, all blonde hair and tanned skin. – Instyle, October 2008.
I wasn’t the biggest fan of college because I was so desperate to get started on life. I went for four years but I never really physically went. I’d turn up to hand in my essays but that was about it. – Tribune Magazine, December 2008.
about her childhood;
I was a strange child. I was the kid with funny hair listening to dodgy music […] I’d come in with my hoodie and skate-shoes, with purple hair under the hood. I got away with it because I spent all my time in the art room, so they figured I was ‘artistic’. I was that kind of kid, listening to Green Day and the Deftones and all that kind of thing. – Tribune Magazine, December 2008.
on her career move;
I’d love a career like Kate Winslet. She makes blockbusters; she makes weird movies; she still has a family and she seems really grounded. – Tribune Magazine, December 2008.
about working as a wardrobe assistant on The Tudors;
It was feet-first, in at the deep end and trying to swim. And it turned out to be great fun. It was one of the best jobs I ever had. They’re all amazing people and I was working under Joan Bergin who’s possibly one of the best costume designers in the world. It was fantastic but I didn’t really know what I was doing. I was just floating along, being myself.
what she wanted to be when she was young;
The first thing I ever wanted to be was a backup singer for Guns ‘n’ Roses. – Tribune Magazine, December 2008.
on using hairproducts;
If I leave my hair, I look like Pocahontas, so I’ve been known to use eight different products at once just to make it do anything. – Instyle, October 2008.
about being recognized;
That’s the one question everybody asks! I actually got recognized for the first time the other night, and I think it was possibly only because I was standing right next to Colin [Morgan, aka Merlin himself]. It doesn’t happen often because [the character] is intensech a huge transformation for me. People don’t expect to see you in normal clothes because they’re so used to seeing you in the gowns and dresses.
about the possibility of a second season of Merlin;
Obviously we hope it’s going to go ahead. We don’t know yet though, to be honest with you. For me I’ll be very disappointed if it doesn’t go ahead. We’ve left all of our characters on intensech a cliffhanger that you’d feel it wasn’t finished unless you got a chance to see them through. Especially my character, because all her best stuff is yet to come. It’s a show that’s only going to get better!
about her hairstyles;
I have to keep my hair long for my role in Merlin, but because I know I can’t cut it, all I want to do is shave it off! – Instyle, October 2008.
about her costumes on Merlin;
I also have the best costumes. They’re not the most forgiving, but they’re stunning. Every time I put them on I feel like a princess.
about her type of guys;
I go for really smart guys, ones who are well-read and can banter and argue. Men need to be able to take me out and have a few drinks, but by the end of the night we’ll be talking about Nietzsche. – Arena, November 2008.
on deciding to try her hand at acting;
A couple of the producers said I should give acting a try. I just thought, ‘Why not?’ It’s like running away to join the circus, everyone wants to do it when they’re young but then you grow up and get a proper job. But somebody’s got to do it or you wouldn’t have the circus. – Arena, November 2008.
on her co stars;
I’m quite new so having people like Richard Wilson and Anthony Head there who are so easy to talk to is great. It’s daunting but everyone is so nice. Everyone is rooting for you. It’s like a giant family.
On the figurines;
I want to have a little toy version of Morgana. I can then show it to my grandchildren one day. So I can say I used to have a waist. – BBC, September 2008.
on being in Merlin;
Every now and again I’m standing in a corridor asking myself is this real? If you had told me that every day I get into this dress and watch sword fighting and dragons, I’d have thought you were mad. – BBC, September 2008.