my place to free the person I am inside.
Because in real life I guess you could say
I'm a little introverted.
a long time, Id been uncomfortable
with the image that had been built around
me and my music. It felt like I was pretending,
trying to hide the real me, and hurting
inside because of it. This time I was determined
to step beyond the hype and glitter, to
take it back down to the bare necessities.
It was like starting all over again.
or else I would just act in front of the
mirror, so I actually like having an audience
being effected by stuff that Im in.
entertaining and they all happen to come
out this year and the more, the merrier.
I really love him. I will love him for the
rest of my life.
I don't regret any of it, and I'm not going
to beat myself
up about it. ... The sad
thing, for me, is the way it's been reduced
to a Hollywood
cliche, or maybe it's just a human cliche.
it but the truth
is you sit there going, 'How do I do that?'
and you're frustrated
and you get down on yourself
because you're not there yet and then you
just realise one day, 'It's happened...
you aren't willing
to try everything and make a mistake,
then you'll never make
anything of yourself.
comes from setting myself
huge, apparently unachievable
and trying to rise above them.
we get comfortable as a company,
I like to push the boat out again. My wife
keeps saying, "Why?
Why? You're fifty.
Take it easy. Let's enjoy
it." But I'm in a fairly unique position.
Yesterday, the first of nine hundred new
trains arrived in the UK
and went into service. We are going to transform
Britain's rail system from the worst in
to the best.
If you can do a few things like that, when
the body gives out, you can say you've lived
If I put all my money
in the bank
and drink myself
in the Caribbean, I just think
that would be a waste of the fantastic position
I've found myself in.
a virtual self
has been amazing
and has certainly made diary arrangements
easier to plan!
Seeing as Virgin
is going digital, I thought
it highly appropriate to do the same.
every summer, and in a way, Virgin
does, too. Any successful
has to, who has been coming to Japan since
the early '70s. My first trip
really opened my eyes. I was given a plate
of raw fish and the only thing I got up
to eat was the wasabi.
just like to enjoy
and push myself.
Of course, there is method to my madness.
When you are entering into a new industry,
for example, it helps
to do something to get your name on the
is to be true
That's what makes me feel
by centering on "timeless" principles
and then living by them can we enjoy sustained
moral, physical, social, and financial wellness.
a personal journal a daily in-depth analysis
and evaluation of your experiences is a
high-leverage activity that increases self-awareness
and enhances all the endowments and the
synergy among them.
of the best ways to strengthen our independent
will is to make and keep promises. Each
time we do, we make deposits in our personal
integrity account the amount of trust we
have in ourselves, in our ability to walk
your son, your husband, your friend, or
your boss makes a mistake, you don't become
accusatory, you look with compassion. Why?
Your security does not come from them. It
comes from within yourself. You're principle-centered.
can't think control; you think of releasing
feelings seldom expressed and interacting
with others until you create something better
and you don't know what it is at the beginning.
It takes a lot of internal security, a lot
of self-mastery, before you can even assume
that risk. And the people who like to control
their time, money, and things, tend to try
to control people, taking the efficiency
approach, which in the long run is very
I blame you, in effect I have empowered
you. I have given my power to your weakness.
Then I can create evidence that supports
my perception that you are the problem.
(paparazzi) were doing a full back shot
of me in a swimsuit and I thought,
Oh my God,
I have to be so brave.
See, every woman
physical kinds of comedy
and getting down and dirty and doing stunts.
When I was growing up, I was always getting
and usually punching out boys my age because
I was a lot bigger and tougher. So I'm naturally
accustomed to putting myself
into the headspace of a girl who can take
care of herself.
if I was as fat
you are in preproduction,
it's four months of phenomenally hard toil.
You do 19-hour days and you don't sleep
and you panic. And it's an awful lot of
pressure when you are trusted
with an awful lot of money
by people that you really like and respect.
And so if they give you a really huge amount
of money, I really don't want to waste it
for them. So it's a lot of pressure. If
you are used to being hired by somebody,
you go in and do your 10 weeks and you get
paid well and you are spoiled rotten.
You don't have to think for yourself.
Told you are picked up here and your lunch
go from film
to film and almost detach from one world
and jump in another. I was living as these
people and not having a self.
I didn't know who I was. And things just
get really dark.
a long time
I didn't love
and I could see all of my flaws, but when
I became a mum,
I felt really beautiful
and I felt a lot of love come out of me.
who look like women. I hated
grunge. No one's more feminist than me,
but you don't have to look as if you don't
give a - you know. You can be smart,
bright, and attractive
aesthetically to others - and to yourself.
I should do everything to deflect from the
workforce the blows aimed at my partners
I am leaving the company.
I am confident
that the highly professional, united team
of extremely experienced
managers will be able to successfully
handle the task of globalising
the YukosSibneft business.
don't think I can call myself
yet. I just don't think
level is that high. I hope
that with every job
better. But until I'm good,
I can say I'm trying to be an actor, but
I don't think I've completely made it.
like presents that a man
has spent time
on, doing them himself,
like a card or anything that is made by
hand and from the heart.
what you want and be sure about yourself.
is not just beauty,
it's about good
You have to believe
in yourself and be strong
because you never know
when you will work
and not work.
one day I have a daughter
and my daughter wants to be a model,
I would never let her! But then, if she
wants to, what can I do? But definitely
not until she's 18
years old. You know,
has the bad
side, and people
will be mean to you, and when you're young,
you don't know how to defend yourself.
is mainly what I focus
on, but, at the same time,
as well. I'll probably be starting
eventually, but my first album was rushed.
I mean I recorded practically every song
in my trailer on the set of Herbie.
I was running myself
down, literally running from set in between
set-ups and singing. I'll have to sit down
and take the time. I also wanna get involved
in starting a charity.
So, we'll see, I don't want to jinx anything.
involved in, like, everything. If I had
to do it myself
[I would], but I wouldn't want to do a website
for myself because that would just seem
I want to interact
with my fans and I want to let people
what I'm doing and stuff like that because
I'd want to know. I think that's a really
cool thing. So I'm pretty involved in it.
always been interested in singing
and I've always been singing and dancing
since I was little. It's hard
right now, because there are a lot of other
girls coming out. ...I don't want to just
be one in the pack. I want to separate myself.
When you're young,
you can just keep going and going.
and close off my mind to other opportunities
as they may arise.
I see myself
on a lot of magazine
covers now, in one way I'm very proud and
flattered, and in another sense I'm laughing
back at all those people who were mean to
me when I was getting teased as a weird-looking
It's a nice form of poetic justice.
remember one night when I was sitting by
in my home and I started
crying and then laughing when I was thinking
about how it's so great
that this is happening and you almost can't
it. It's the strangest
but also the most wonderful feeling
you can have.
must possess Nature.
He must identify himself
with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare
the mastery which will later enable him
himself in his own language.
is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people
They didn't bother to find out who and what
I was. Instead they would invent a character
for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They
were obviously loving
somebody I wasn't. When they found this
out, they would blame me for disillusioning
them and fooling them.
was the creative
part that kept me going, trying to be an
when you really hit it right. And I guess
I've always had too much fantasy to be only
Well, also, I had to eat. I was never kept,
to be blunt about it. I always kept myself.
I have always had a pride in the fact that
I was my own.
paints what he is.
pressure of making the right decisions
has got bigger, and I'm just trying to trust
my instinct. Certainly, the phone rings
more now, and I get to read much better
scripts. So there's a lot more choice
involved. But with that comes a lot of pressure.
to notice in the last few months that the
available to women
in their thirties
suddenly seem a lot better than the ones
for women in their mid- to late-twenties.
Which makes sense. Women have got more to
say at this point in their lives.
They´ve had a decade of getting to
of making mistakes,
reflecting back to failed
all those things, and as a result,
the characters, the roles, become much more
gravitating towards drama. It interests
me. In the books
I read, the paintings
I like, it's always the darker stuff.
what I can do and what I'm good
at and what I like. I think I'm good at
and in the moment and being able to laugh
always reminded me to never give
up. 'Just one thing can change
everything,' she'd tell me, and she was
not scared of the dark or ghost,
and I'm not particularly paranoid, although
I did get a very creepy 10-page letter from
a fan once, creepy because this guy
knew more about me than I knew
will have to see how busy my business
keeps me. For now, I see myself
continuing to model
indefinitely. I really enjoy
are raised as though they are one. Although
I am from the Dinka tribe, my parents
didnt raise us as the Dinka tribe.
They raised us as the Wek family, in the
way they believed
should grow up. So when you leave, the first
thing you think
is the ones you left behind. Its natural
them in any way you can. I found a way to
rather than asking my Mum
to give me money.
I would work
and send money back to pay for their rent
get divorced. Things happen. I have nobody
to blame for the divorce but myself.
it happened. I'm thrilled to go on with
that there is a lesson
in everything that happens to us. So I tried
not to spend my time
"Why did this happen to me?" but
trying to figure out why I had chosen
this. That's the answer
you need. It's always a question of accepting
for your choices. Anytime you look outside
for answers, you're looking in the wrong
have been times
when I have been unhappy,
but I realize that I created that unhappiness
because I was so busy worrying
about the next thing. I was worried about
how I was going to fit into a certain image
that other people
had of me. But not any more. I feel
I'm back in control
of my life
now, personally and professionally.
spend a lot of time
and I consciously do that to strengthen
myself and to stay centered.
couldn't do the kinds of shows
that I see some other people
do, I just couldn't. I've reached a level
of maturity in this work
There was a time,
when I first started
out, that it was far more exploited.