Top Quotes from Carice van Houten

I like to play a strong woman, but a strong woman can also be very fragile and vulnerable at the same time.

Carice van Houten

Whenever you have to do a photo shoot with a woman, there is this weird competition. They need to prove something. They need to play games – maybe unconsciously – but women are so sensitive, and people call me more masculine sometimes.

Carice van Houten

I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. There are moments I feel like 99 percent of the people who write stuff are the sweetest people, and then one crazy guy or girl spoils the whole thing.

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I think it’s cool people love to hate me.

Carice van Houten

Playing evil is just not interesting. I don’t think anyone who does evil stuff thinks they’re doing evil stuff. That’s the scary part.

Carice van Houten

I’m cold in summer. I’m the coldest person ever! It’s very ironic I’m never cold in the scripts. Every time I’m shooting, if you don’t see a part of me, there are hot water bottles there.

Carice van Houten

I don’t know how to play evil.

Carice van Houten

I have a very musical family from my Scottish roots.

Carice van Houten

I speak French, German, English, and Dutch, and I can say a few words in Spanish – none of these languages have anything to do with Valyrian.

Carice van Houten

When I started acting, there were parts in English that I thought I just had to try it out and go to another country. I did a film in Ireland. It was my first film abroad.

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I’m a singer and working on my second album. I write and produce. There is so much more that satisfies me. So there’s not just this one ambition to become an American movie star. Because I will never become an American movie star.

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My mother and my sister are big Jon Snow fans.

Carice van Houten

My father is a silent cinema freak, so he took me to 1925 silent films that took forever, like 5-hour movies, but I’ve seen a lot of that stuff since I was young. And then I saw the film ‘Annie,’ and I just wanted to be Annie; I just wanted to be that orphan kid and wanted to sing and dance.

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I do this acting thing mostly for myself. I like to make a connection and communicate with the audience to make myself feel less lonely. I also do it to develop my own character, so sometimes I do it to just be away in a certain area that I’ve never been to. But mostly, the story has to do something for me.

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I have some wigs at home just for fun. Throughout my years, my hair has been treated in a not very nice way, so I have to be careful.

Carice van Houten

Most directors that I’ve worked with – I’ve worked with before, especially in Holland – and they know that I’m somebody who talks and asks, and talks, and talks, and talks and questions and turns things around. I’m like a little cat, walking around my little nest until I find my place.

Carice van Houten

Don’t get me wrong: I would not say no to an Oscar!

Carice van Houten

American actresses have more problems than I do; I’m lucky to be able to play what I want for a smaller audience, because I have my own country to do that in.

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I don’t believe you can get into somebody’s character but more that somebody comes in you. You just use yourself. In everything I play, I feel like it is me. I just say different things on different times and look different.

Carice van Houten

I don’t do method acting. If I play a farmer, I’m not gonna spend 3 weeks on a chicken farm. That’s a bit too much for me.

Carice van Houten

In my own country, I play light comedies and funny parts.

Carice van Houten

In the streets, they’re very nice. On Twitter, there are people who love to hate me. Sometimes people get mean. I tend to answer like, ‘Careful now, know who you’re dealing with…’ They’re like, ‘I’m sorry! Don’t send the Lord of Light after me!’ It’s fun to play with that.

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I’m a workaholic.

Carice van Houten

It’s great to play somebody’s wife, but not all the time. There’s so many other stories to tell.

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I can’t say I’m having trouble with my husband or that I have a stubborn child.

Carice van Houten

I’ve never really considered packing my suitcase and heading to Hollywood.

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I’m completely the opposite of what I play on ‘Game of Thrones.’

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I’m not at all a hero. I’m a wussy.

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It’s quite absurd to act against a smoke creature that is not there.

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On my own, I have very bad posture; I’m clunky.

Carice van Houten

I tend to really duck down and make myself smaller than I already am.

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Dining with a married couple can be uncomfortable.

Carice van Houten

There doesn’t seem to be a religion in ‘Game of Thrones’ that’s totally peaceful… we haven’t seen any Buddhists.

Carice van Houten

It’s not so easy to forgive.

Carice van Houten

I never believe in going to America with my show reel and knocking on every agent’s door. I couldn’t even do it. I’m way too insecure and too proud.

Carice van Houten

I personally don’t like to rehearse so much. I really sort of trust my instinct.

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I think I’m a very intuitive actress.

Carice van Houten

If I go to Hollywood, I will have to start all over again – which is fine and makes me humble.

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My grandparents met each other in amateur theatre. My uncle is an actor.

Carice van Houten

For a while, I thought that I was only going to be cast in Second World War films.

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I come from Holland, and there’s a lot of nudity in film there.

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I pick up on other people’s discomfort.

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The khaleesi seems the most fair.

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