Emily: I don't really know what my process is going about picking a character other than I think I like to be surprised by the people that I play when I first come across them on the page. I mean, I like to find characters who are under some kind of conflict; they're always very interesting characters under some kind of 1)duress. You know, you can find that in comedy and in drama.
I like complexity. I think people are very hard to work out, so I always like to find that in characters.
I wouldn't want to say who I base my characters on, but I do steal from everyone I come across, whether it's subconscious or not. I think you have to be open as an actor to, you know, coming across and absorbing and being like a sponge and soaking up everything that you see, watch the world go by and pick up people's 2)nuances and traits, and that's what I'm always fascinated by is what…what are the little 3)idiosyncrasies that make people different.
Interviewer 1: How would you normally decide what you're going to wear to a big awards ceremony anyway?
Emily: You shouldn't care what anyone's gonna think. It's so subjective. People are gonna hate it or they're gonna like it, and so I always wear what feels right and something that I've never worn before. I think it's nice to do something that makes you feel like you could get 4)annihilated for. I think that's often quite a good way to go.