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My role models were childless: Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, George Eliot, the Brontes.
I did a cover for 'Rolling Stone' the other day and it was a kind of crazy lack of outfit. I thought, 'Oh, Lord. I'm never going to be Jane Austen in a film now!' 'Cause that's what I'd really like to do.
Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.
Jane Austen was an extraordinary woman; to actually be able to survive as a novelist in those days - unmarried - was just unheard of.
Jane Austen was writing about boring people with desperately limited lives. We forget this because we've seen too many of her books on screen.