Seeing Things: Emily Watson in Anna Karenina
We’re looking forward to a lovelorn, aristocratic wallow in Anna Karenina this holiday weekend. Emily Watson, who plays the Countess Lydia Ivanovna, took The Book’s Full Disclosure questionnaire, above and below.
You’re penning an autobiography. What’s the title? When did that happen?
Your idea of perfection? My children running through the long grass
The greatest lesson you ever learned from a child? Be consistent
What talent do you wish you had? Dancing
Greatest fear? Being eaten by wild animals.
If not your current occupation, what would you like to be? Writer
If you could be any one person for a day, who would it be? Helen Mirren
What puts you in a creative mood? A hangover!
What is your most treasured possession? My phone
What is something about you that nobody would guess? Soccer nut
Favorite indulgence? Chocolate anything
If you could rewrite your history, what one thing would you change? That I saw my mum more before she died
Which artist do you admire most? Rothko
What would you do with one extra hour in your day? Read
What is the first concert/musical performance you attended? London Philharmonic Orchestra
Your most annoying habit? Leaving stuff lying around
What single piece of art do you wish you’d created? Michaelangelo’s Pieta
How would you like to be remembered? With great happiness by my children
Secret junk food vice? Chocolate again
If you had to pick your theme song, what would it be? [left blank]