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Agyness Deyn Quotes

1. You know, even though I’m in fashion, I don’t, like, do fashion. Fashion isn’t me, even though I work in it. It’s just materialistic stuff. I just want to do whatever makes me happy…Like being totally conscious. Laughing is, like, my favorite thing to do. Being with friends, having fun…being a bit daft. (New York Times)

2. I had a really small role (playing goddess Aphrodite), and I was only working for just over a week with Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. I’d done a few short films before and thought acting was really creative, but when I worked with those guys, I was just like: “Wow!” They had such fun and freedom. They were trying things and stretching themselves. It was so inspiring that I was like: “I definitely want to do this!” (New York Post)

3. I’m not oblivious to that connotation of changing careers, so I’m just going in and doing the job. I think that you can’t fake doing the job. All I want to do is deliver. That’s my focus. (New York Post)

4. I wanted to get a lot of reality. I’d go in the back and play around with the other girls. They’d teach me moves, teach me how to dance basically. (about her first major movie role -”Pusher”- in which she portrays the dealer’s stripper girlfriend – New York Post)

5. Being such a tomboy growing up, that was one thing that changed me as a person, as well. It broadened me, like me cracking myself open in a certain way. (New York Post)

6. For me, being onstage for an hour and a half, my confidence was really huge for me. Doing eight shows a week for a run, I was like: “I’m actually doing this.” And now I feel more confident going into something. (New York Post)

7. Luis (Prieto) didn’t want us to watch the original movie because he didn’t want us to imitate someone else’s performance, so I didn’t. Have you? (when asked if she has watched the original movie before playing her part – “Pusher” is the remake of “Drive” – source: Refinery)

8. I really think there was something there, between them. I suppose you don’t stay in a relationship for nothing, whether it is good or bad. You are in it for a reason, and I really feel like whether it is conscious or subconscious, there is a pull they have on each other. She is really in love with him, and he makes her feel safe, and she makes him feel safe. She is a haven for him. (about her role in “Pusher” – Refinery)

9. I did the work. I built as much reality as I could with her. From her being an addict to being a stripper, I explored as much as I could about her life. I wanted to know her inside out, and watch movies and read books. I kept my eyes and ears open, and I tried different things and listened to Luis, and I was there and in the process of it all. Never having experience doing it before, I was just riding the wave of it. (about her role in “Pusher” – Refinery)

10. I read books about girls who have had a tough life; strippers and dancers who have written books about the industry. And I was watching movies like Goodfellas and Casino, and stuff that was very much driven in that way. I suppose, that’s why I love her so much. She has this positivity about her and is able to see the best of people and has hope for people. Flo sticks around and is loyal, and wants others to remember to be better. (Refinery)

11. I think Flo left. I think she has such strong integrity. She stuck around and then was betrayed. She has so much hope and love for him, but if you do something wrong to her, she wouldn’t forget about that. And, in a way, she saved his life, because she went away, and so now he isn’t going to go to Milo’s (to be killed). She has so much strength. (about the end of the movie “Pusher” – Refinery

12. I suppose I do, especially in terms of being driven by feeling. I can relate to her on that level. She wants to feel complete. She is just trying to survive and I understand that. She is such a romantic, and she sees the world in this really hyper way. (asked if she relates to her character in the movie “Pusher” – Refinery)

13. I definitely believe that love conquers all, yes. (Refinery)

14. It is captivating, isn’t it? England has such a great scene of electronic music, and I think that was very prominent in Pusher, and the nightlife was the beat of the film. I feel what is really great about Pusher is that it wasn’t about drugs and guns and strippers. That was just all circumstantial. I felt like it was really about people and how decisions and circumstances can change relationships. Something just happens. Everything changes for a reason. (Refinery)

15. Everything about acting drives me and gives me the need to really try it. It’s an evolution – doing the same thing for 12 years is kind of a chunk. Anyone would be up for a little bit of a change. It is so rewarding to do a movie, and so enjoyable. It’s hard work, but really wonderful. (when asked why she retired from modeling and started an acting career – Refinery)

16. I’m like a boomerang, I always come back. (Hackney Citizen)

17. I was yearning to do something different. I was on a gradient. It was a gradual thing. (Racked)

18. I suppose I have stopped modeling officially. I’ve not done any for a good long while now. I think it was four years ago when my feelings were changing towards the industry. I didn’t hate it, but I was yearning to do something different. I was on a gradient. It was a gradual thing. (in an interview with “The Independent”)


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