Helen Baxendale Quotes

Helen Baxendale Quotes.

People latch on to characters who are rude or naughty o

People latch on to characters who are rude or naughty or bad. Look at JR in ‘Dallas’ or Angie in ‘EastEnders.’ They’re the best parts, the parts people want to be like.
Helen Baxendale
People know me but can’t quite place me – they squint at me like I might be their old school teacher or a woman they’ve seen down the local pub.
Helen Baxendale
I’ve never had my feet done and never had my legs waxed.
Helen Baxendale
I suit high passions, and I can play women who have undercurrents going on.
Helen Baxendale
When you’re given the chance, you can’t really not go to the Caribbean, can you?
Helen Baxendale
People expect because it is called ‘Friends’ that everyone was great friends, but they were real professionals.
Helen Baxendale
You don’t keep in contact with many of the people you work with because there are so many. Acting’s just a transient job, very occasionally you’ll meet people and really hit it off but generally you just know people to say hello to.
Helen Baxendale
I love the idea of seeing a character – I mean, there’s nothing like seeing a character and having the huge detail and roundness that a character in a book can give you. It’s so much more full than a character in a script can give you, isn’t it?
Helen Baxendale
People in TV don’t want leading actresses over 40.
Helen Baxendale
Fame just didn’t fit in with my life.
Helen Baxendale
For me, acting is like a holiday. I spend a lot of time at home with my kids, and then every so often I go out and flex my creative muscles on stage.
Helen Baxendale
Listen, I’m extremely lucky. I can’t complain at all. I’ve had a very good go at it. But there is no doubt that as a woman it gets harder as you get older. I don’t think it’s so hard for men – that’s the same in a lot of industries.
Helen Baxendale
We’ve still got a cathode ray TV with a big back. An ancient, massive thing. All our teenagers’ friends come round and say the TV’s really cool. The picture is so much better than HD TVs – everything looks like film. It’s not digital, and we still haven’t got Netflix. It’s too confusing.
Helen Baxendale
After I’d been on Friends, people would whisper as I went past. I no longer had proper dialogues with people.
Helen Baxendale
I don’t know what drippy means, but it’s not very nice. To be drippy. I don’t feel like I drip much at all.
Helen Baxendale
It’s frightening to go onto a stage, particularly in the first few days.
Helen Baxendale
I used to try to carry the weight of my character around with me, but I just can’t do that now, it’s too hard.
Helen Baxendale
I certainly don’t get the opportunities I had when I was younger.
Helen Baxendale
I have vivid memories of my dad watching ‘Not the Nine o’Clock News.’ I didn’t really get it but I thought it was hilarious because he was laughing.
Helen Baxendale
I really don’t feel much of a pull to go back to work. It’s a difficult one because I don’t want to end up with no career.
Helen Baxendale
‘Friends’ and ‘Cold Feet’ seem like a lifetime ago. That whole period is like a weird, bizarre blip or a surreal dream.
Helen Baxendale
I have to enjoy life – it is a privilege to be an actor and I love what I do, so I will act those moments and then do my best to switch off – life is too short.
Helen Baxendale
I originally wanted to be a ballet dancer and trained for years, but when I was around 18, I realized I wasn’t going to be as good a ballet dancer as I’d hoped I’d be and decided to become an actress instead.
Helen Baxendale
Of course you come back after a long day and are heavy hearted when all of your scenes are unremittingly upsetting or angry, but I don’t take it home with me.
Helen Baxendale
It’s surprisingly easy to get teenagers to watch subtitles.
Helen Baxendale
‘Beyond The Pole’s Facebook page has been incredibly instrumental in introducing us to new people and to making connections with journalists, cinemas everything.
Helen Baxendale
It’s not like I’m back for bath-time and bedtime for the children. You’re back when they are asleep and you go out before they wake up. Really, that time when they are young goes all too quickly.
Helen Baxendale
I’ve never had a facial, ever.
Helen Baxendale
Each job I do is a bit of a logistical nightmare because of the kids, so I always feel like I need a good rest afterwards.
Helen Baxendale
I’m not steely ambitious.
Helen Baxendale
Our after-dinner entertainment would be a little family party. We’d string up twinkling fairy lights, put on some music and dance around in the glow of the fire.
Helen Baxendale
I met my partner, actor David Elliot, when we were both in the play ‘La Ronde’ by Arthur Schnitzler.
Helen Baxendale
I’ve pursued every avenue open to me ever, so I don’t really understand the idea that I walked away from opportunities.
Helen Baxendale
There are so many detective shows on television, aren’t there? There’s a real glut of grisly and violent ones, that aren’t my cup of tea.
Helen Baxendale
It’s hard to balance work-life commitments and sometimes you feel you’re not doing anything particularly well.
Helen Baxendale
I never felt sorry for the people in ‘Friends’ though. They had enormous wealth and they were very funny, creative people who gave a lot of people happiness.
Helen Baxendale
I don’t have any regrets whatsoever because it has been my life. I’ve been very privileged, I’m lucky and I’m still alive.
Helen Baxendale
In career terms it would have been preferable for me to have done ‘Friends,’ because it lifts you and just, mmmm, gives you some kind of cachet.
Helen Baxendale
If you are blonde with a little nose people always think you are gentle and not very bright.
Helen Baxendale
I’ve never had my nails done – look at them!
Helen Baxendale
Everything is nerve-wracking at first. Maybe it’s getting older! I don’t think I used to be so nervous.
Helen Baxendale
When I was growing up, we used to be like the Royle family, sitting around watching lots of TV and commenting on it. It was our focal point.
Helen Baxendale
When I’m filming I feel guilty about never seeing the children, but when I’ve not been working for six months I begin to think: ‘Who am I?’
Helen Baxendale
Today’s culture is based on selling us a lifestyle that does not exist. It is selling us values that are worth nothing. It is plain wrong.
Helen Baxendale
I find children still come up to me and say ‘You’re Emily from Friends.’
Helen Baxendale
Valentine’s Day isn’t always as much fun as many of us would like.
Helen Baxendale
Good love and romance aren’t always what the hype cracks them up to be.
Helen Baxendale
Seriously though, most films worth their salt will have something to say about the world we live in. Even ‘Avatar’ claimed that!
Helen Baxendale
I just knew it would be good fun playing Agatha Christie.
Helen Baxendale
‘Cuckoo’ really is one of the best shows I’ve ever been in. I’m genuinely excited and proud to be a part of it.
Helen Baxendale