About Alex Kingston:
Alexandra Elizabeth is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the NBC medical drama ER and as River Song in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who.
I think a lot of actors need validation. If you see truly amazing actors perform, they expose themselves to such an incredible degree. You can really see their pain.
I love playing strong feisty women, I really do, but if you were to ask my husband he'd probably say that I'm very insecure. And actually incredibly malleable, which isn't necessarily a good thing.
If you are the one who is dumped, then you feel like your life is over.
I don't think my looks are modern. I always imagined I'd end up doing Chekhov, Ibsen and Shakespeare all my life and never play a contemporary character.
The truth is, I'm not a coper. I hate stress. I might appear calm externally but internally it's all going on.
Californians don't have that marvelous British cynicism, but then the British can be so patronizing at times.
I think if you live in London, it's such a cosmopolitan city; nobody even notices different-race relationships. I assumed it would be even more liberal in the States, and it's totally the opposite.
In England, 'Doctor Who' has always been considered a children's show, at least by children.
Children's programming in America, I think it's pretty shoddy in terms of lack of diversity. It's pretty much cartoons and Disney sort of shows. I don't find any of that stimulating for children.
I've never been a size zero, let me say that here and now. I've never been that sort of person.
Even when I was at school, I wanted to be liked by everyone, even the bullies. I didn't like them, but I needed to know that they liked me.
One of my sisters is physically and mentally handicapped. She took a lot of my parents' attention, so I grew up in my own world, playing in my room for hours and hours.
Having been in Hollywood as a shadow, as someone who is almost invisible, I can see fame for what it is.