The 5-Minute Interview: Emilia Fox, Actor

'I'm better at acting than waitressing'
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Emilia Fox, 32, who stars in the BBC crime drama 'Silent Witness', supports National Aids Trust's World Aids Day. Go to www.worldaidsday.org

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

Doing an autopsy. Each episode of 'Silent Witness' I learn about an internal organ, disease or an unpronounceable medical word. You just never know when you'll need it for Scrabble.

A phrase I use far too often is...

"Lovely", "sorry" and "thank you". I mean all of them but get teased about using them too much.

I wish people would take more notice of...

World Aids Day. An awareness and communication are two of the ways we can stop this disease.

The most surprising thing that happened to me...

Was waking up to a house decked with flowers when Jared proposed to me.

A common misperception of me is...

I became an actress because my parents are. I didn't. I was just better at it than waitressing.

I'm not a politician but...

I'd like to be. I'd like to be a politician people felt glad they'd voted for because they see results that benefit them personally.

I'm good at...

Gardening.

But I'm very bad at...

Cooking.

The ideal night out is...

One that involves delicious food.

In a moment of weakness I...

Agreed to make a speech about the environment at the UN. I hope it was a request to humour me for their sake and mine.

Elisa Bray

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