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Jodhi May is an actor who has played 1 character on television. Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual. Age: 43 years old; Birth date: May 08, Links: IMDb. Just don't ask Jodhi May if she'd like to do a sitcom, says Aleks Sierz. August 3 Keep up to date using Android and iOS apps for Smartphone and Tablet. Recently, Jodhi May deigned to join the rest of the human race when she caved in to mounting peer pressure and finally bought herself a.
To believe that it is anything more significant than that is deeply self-deceptive. She's a woman who has repressed certain desires. May explains the story as she sees it: I break with my husband. Then I do something which I can't reveal because it's the high point of the plot. And I think it's because of their gender. She tells me that she's much more interested in the acting itself than the end product; sometimes she'll make a film, she says, and not even watch it.
She acts, she says, because "it forces you to go into areas of people's behaviour, to explore territory that you wouldn't normally explore.
It's like reading a book. It's like when you go into somebody else's mind, and suddenly it all becomes incredibly real. Here she did not act in university plays, although she directed a production of David Mamet's Oleanna. Suddenly she starts talking with a powerful, unleashed passion. Of her frequent trips to the cinema, she says, "What I love about it is that it's a very private space that doesn't require you to be particularly cerebral.
It just doesn't have a television.
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It's like a studio monitor that you would edit on. But it's not a television. Having said that, if I'm staying in a hotel and there's a television in there I'll go straight to it and watch it as if it's some incredible new invention. People's attitude seems to be that if you don't have a television you're not connected to reality - somehow you're not in reality. It's quite interesting, because I suspect that possibly it's the reverse.
But I'm not judgemental about it. I don't have anything against television.
I just personally don't feel curious. And there are times when I think it would be great to have a TV. But I just haven't felt the urge.
And yet for all her solemnity, she laughs a lot and gives the impression of having great reserves of enthusiasm.
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She's a bit old-fashioned, a bit blue-stocking. She tells me, with a kind of undergraduate high-mindedness, that she's not particularly interested in money. This is an actress who won't beg for your attention. You're unlikely to see her falling out of her dress at some glamorous bash.
It's often very difficult to tell who's in the right and who's in the wrong.
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That's what makes the drama both complicated and compelling. In the political Eighties, things like mass unemployment and the Toxteth Riots beset it. The country was also much more parochial and less cosmopolitan at the time. Perceiving Paul's universe through Lizzie's outsider's eyes, we see the contradictions inherent in society at that time. We've become a global village, but in doing so, we've lost a certain romance.
She is a chameleon who adapts to her environment, as opposed to Paul, who has resolutely stuck to his own individualistic vision. She feels she hasn't done that, and she aspires to be more like him. It's about not selling out. Lizzie is duped by the corporate culture that Paul never buys into.
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The conflict between those two worlds is the motor that drives this gripping story. He creates such an all-consuming world. He has such power and such subtlety. He's so clear and so specific, and because you know he has an absolutely lucid sense of what he wants, that endows you - as an actor - with great confidence.
Without a moment's hesitation.