NOTE: This interview is a republication- Source: The Talks (by RÜDIGER STURM).

Ms. Colman, what would you say was the turning point in your career?

I don’t actually know that there was one! I think it’s just been a long slow burn. I’ve worked fairly consistently, and I’m really grateful — even for the years of not getting so many acting jobs because that means I really appreciate being able to do what I love now. For a few years I worked as a cleaner and I quite enjoyed it, it was a great way to support myself. I did a typing course as well so I could earn a bit more money as a secretary.

But acting was always the goal for you?

It’s the only thing I can do. I am so bad at everything else! I can’t imagine… I did want to be a midwife at one point but I’m not sure I would have been the best person to be there because my emotions are so close to the surface. I don’t think I would have coped with it very well.

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