The 5-minute Interview: Maggie Q, Actress
'People tend to think I'm cold'
Wednesday 31 October 2007
A former model, Honolulu-born Maggie Q, 28, started her acting career in Hong Kong cinema. After appearing alongside Jackie Chan in "Rush Hour 2" she went on to star in a series of blockbusters including "Mission: Impossible 3" and, most recently "Die Hard 4.0", out on DVD this month
If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...
At home with my seven dogs. They're all rescue animals. I'm simply an animal lover, so any animal that needs a home will find one with me.
A word I use far too often is...
Literally. Everything is literally this, or literally that.
I wish people would take more notice of...
Animal rights. It's something I'm hugely involved in. I feel animal rights is related to an all-encompassing respect for life.
The most surprising thing that happened to me...
Was making the decision to get rid of my worldly possessions, to throw out – or rather give away – most of my bags, shoes, accessories. I have too many things and they clutter my life so a few days ago I just thought, "I can't deal with all this!"
A common misperception of me is...
That I'm cold. When I'm with my family and friends I'm always laughing and happy but in public I don't show much emotion.
I am not a politician but...
If I was, I'd sort out health care in America.
I'm good at...
Loving. I love to love.
I'm very bad at...
In moments of weakness...
I count my blessings.
My philosophy is this...
Raising awareness and inspiring change: awareness of self is a huge thing and I think it can change people.
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