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  1. I’m doing a play at Trafalgar Studios with The Jamie Lloyd Company — ‘The Maids’ by Jean Genet with Uzo Aduba and Laura Charmichael, directed by Jamie Lloyd. It’s one of my favourite plays by one of my favourite playwrights.
  2. Todd Solondz is a film maker I’ve always loved because of how he balances darkness, humour and surrealism in his films.
  3. I would like to have a baby.
  4. How long have we got to talk about women of colour and imposter syndrome. It’s a real thing, and many people have it. It’s, I think, a particular characteristic of the overachiever. Because you’re bottomless, you never think what you’ve achieved is enough.
  5. I do think about moving out of London a lot, whether that’s L.A., whether that’s Margate with half of the other Hackneyites.
  6. I think there’s still a feeling within society, entertainment aside, that women are less funny than men.
  7. Honestly, the life of a serial character on television, I’d love to write an essay about it.
  8. I do consider myself an artist.
  9. My real life memory of leaving Uni is an overwhelming excitement to be going home but also a weird numbness.
  10. I actually grew up around the corner from where Harold Pinter did. If you want a snapshot of my childhood, me and Pinter, we essentially grew up together.
  11. I prefer to avoid the phrase ‘strong women’ when talking about female characters and the lack thereof or the need therefore, because it’s not about being strong, it’s also about being vulnerable, funny etc.
  12. The first stage play I ever did was a school play called ‘The Wishing Chair.’
  13. For me, food is all about nostalgia.
  14. I’m training in martial arts. It’s a whole new world for me and I’m loving it. I do that or hot yoga; I have to do some kind of exercise.
  15. I hate using the word ‘dark’ for things that are negative.
  16. I hate talking about class, but the truth is as an actor you’re only going to be doing some really great work if you can afford to be out of work and take the good stuff. If you can’t, you’re going to be treading quite a different path.
  17. I have a very short attention span.
  18. I’ve never lived in north or west London, so I’d like to come out of my comfort zone for a bit. But Stoke Newington is where my heart is, it’s where I’m born and bred.
  19. From the outside, some people might consider me a hipster!

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