Her process in developing her character in The Nightingale:
“I got the role and was looking at nine months before it actually shot, and that made me anxious. Retrospectively, it was a blessing, because you don’t often get that much time to prepare for a role. For a role like that of Clare, you really do need tons of time to be able to properly research all of the subject matters like sexual violence, violence against women, racially motivated violence, colonialism...to let that really sink in and feel like it’s a character, as opposed to going through the script and painting by numbers.
“I got to meet real victims, and also social workers working with women in centers for domestic abuse. After meeting these amazing women, it gave me a whole other well of empathy to pull from because they were so generous in sharing their stories with me.”