The 5-Minute Interview: Alice Eve, Actress

'I'm no good at consoling people with minor pains'
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Alice Eve, 24, who stars in the films 'Starter for Ten' and 'Big Nothing', plays Esther in the television series 'Losing Gemma', which begins 18 December

My character in Losing Gemma is...

A vulnerable Liverpudlian who gets caught up in a world that is far darker than she is and has to find her way out and in the process finds her strength.

If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...

Learning my lines for an audition tomorrow.

I wish people would take more notice of...

Global warming. I think we really need a government that tells us what to do. It's chronic. I was in New York late November and it was 70 degrees.

The most surprising thing that ever happened to me was...

Getting to like mustard. I've become obsessed with it the past few months. I want it with everything.

In moments of weakness I...

Get aggressive. If I feel vulnerable I get angry.

I'm good at...

I'm an actress so I hope I'm good at it.

But I'm very bad at...

Sitting down and consoling someone when they have a minor cut like a paper cut. It obviously hurts, but it's the kind of pain that has no future - it has an end. I'm bad at biding that time with ooohs and aaaahs.

You know me as an actress, but in a truer life I'd have been...

An actress. There's no such thing as a truer life. I'm living it. You've only got one.

The best age to be is...

The age you are as it's the only thing that exists.

In a nutshell, my philosophy is this...

I don't have one. Whatever works for the moment.

Elisa Bray

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