Music evokes so many feelings in us, memories, nostalgia, things that are connected to our past.
No matter how much you try to pretend and force yourself and maybe fight against love and try to forget or be oblivious to it, there’s no way to fight it. I think when it’s there, it’s there.
I don’t like the mentality that comes with rich Russian men. Because they have money, they think they can buy a woman – and they do. They can’t just meet a woman and fall in love. And it’s women’s fault because they allow it.
If a man can make me laugh and stimulate me intellectually, then I wouldn’t mind if he was 4 ft. 8 in. with a huge belly. The only thing that would put me off is bad breath – but even that can be fixed. A bad personality isn’t so easy to fix.
A Bond girl must be a strong and independent woman, but at the same time charming and sensual. Those opposite qualities combined together make her interesting. She must be strong but at the same time feminine.
I hate jealousy, I hate possessiveness. I’m nobody’s possession.
I’m a bit of a romantic. In theory!
I like men who paint or write or do something creative.
Being single is only sad if you have a problem with your own company. I’m content with mine.
I don’t think there’s ever a moment when you can actually say, “I found it.” Even when you think you did, the next moment something happens and it can drift away. It’s about the evolution of love and faith. It constantly surprises us.
I don’t know what the misconceptions are, but I approach a small budget, artsy, independent movie in the same way as a big budget, commercial Hollywood movie. I don’t get into those [details]. I have to get into my character and I concentrate on that, on the story, on researching, and on certain training if I have to be prepared physically. I think that’s the most important thing.
Every one of us, no matter how damaged or abnormal or shut down, we’re all looking for love. Every person needs love in this world, but our views on what love is vary enormously.
Having people I love around me – friends and family – is great, but I don’t necessarily need a relationship.
I believe in miracles. At the age of 13, I was on holiday in Moscow with my mother. It was the only trip I took in my whole childhood. We stepped off a metro train and were approached by a talent scout who told me that she wanted to sign me to her modeling agency.
We were born and we die. In between, I think we try to live as best we can.
I’d love to work with David Lynch. I’m such a big fan. He’s a genius.
I just went to an acting agency one day and just said, ‘I would like to act. Would you take me?’ And they took me.
To be a Bond girl you need courage, charm, determination and feistiness.
When I was a kid, we never had a videogame in my house. But my cousin did, and each time I went to her house I was able to play ‘Tetris’ and ‘Mario.’ Those were the only two games I played as a child.
I love it when a man cooks; it’s one of those points that makes me adore a guy. I think it’s so romantic and I feel cared for when a man cooks.
I did not have a father. It was my mom who chose to be alone. She felt that she would be better off by herself with me after I was born.
Hollywood always represents this big dream and fairy tale in people’s minds, but to me, it’s just hard work. Of course, we play fairy tale on the red carpet. It’s all Cinderella. But when the clock strikes midnight, I turn into a gray mouse and I go home, and I take my dress off and it’s over. That’s Hollywood.
Why marry? If you’re not married, you just leave each other and it’s cool. Who needs the paper? To me it means nothing.
If I hadn’t been a model, I couldn’t have become a movie actress.
I love boats. I can be on a boat for days.