How would you explain this outdated idea that femininity fades after 40 whereas men get better with age?
It is simply not true. Wisdom, understanding, clarity of thought all the things that come with age are also beautiful and feminine qualities. I'd like to think we all get better with age – men and women.
Which female lead role have you played that best represents best femininity?
A Mighty Heart, because Marianne is a woman I admire and learn from. She has overcome so much with strength and grace.
How can a woman be truly at ease with her femininity when she is pulled in so many different directions: be beautiful, sexy yet don’t give in to the dictates of fashion and male dominant society?
There is nothing more attractive than someone being fully themselves, without inhibition, in whatever form that takes. We all recognise it when we see it – those women whose beauty is their spirit, and their inability to be anything other than true to themselves.