Emily Mortimer – I’m still shy – I’m no…

I’m still shy – I’m no good at my children’s parent-teacher conferences, and I’m slowly…


“I’m still shy – I’m no good at my children’s parent-teacher conferences, and I’m slowly learning how to ask for what I want. But I now know that I have a reserve of courage to draw upon when I really need it. There’s nothing that I’m too scared to have a go at.”
-Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer – My dad had this philosophy…

My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children they’re beautiful and wonderful then…


“My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children they’re beautiful and wonderful then they believe it, and they will be. So I never thought I was unattractive. But I was never one of the girls at school who had lots of boyfriends.”
-Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer – So what I do now…

So what I do now is to pre-empt that by making the up into…


“So what I do now is to pre-empt that by making the up into a virtue, and telling funny stories about how crap I am before people have a chance to notice it for themselves and think maybe I haven’t realised.”
-Emily Mortimer