As a teacher's child I found that automatic respect for authority wasn't necessarily a good thing. My philosophy was all about pleasing everyone and getting it right, rather than challenging and asking questions. It's only now I'm getting the confidence to do that because, in America, they're not scared as a nation to ask questions and have a really heated debate.

I was crying in the make-up chair every night for a week when I arrived on the set of Titanic. Not because I'd been shouted at, but because of the atmosphere;

we were working with a very obsessed director who found it hard to delegate.

As an actor, you have to admit you are a show-off, but with so many magazines like Heat, it's diminishing the mystery of going to see somebody on the big screen. The less you know about somebody the better.

Every time I use a credit card or book into a hotel, I have to spell out my name. I get Joan quite a lot, but then again we all learnt how to say 'Schwarzenegger'.

Being attractive, it's not something I do consciously.

It's incredibly flattering that people think I appeal to women, but that was a gift from my parents.

I love driving round everywhere and every time you go to the supermarket, it's as if they've newly stocked it for your visit. I love the outdoor, fresh-air lifestyle, the vastness of the area. I haven't missed London or Cardiff at all.

I have no time for actors who say wealth and integrity don't mix.

As long as you understand that you find happiness through family, friends and love, then money is just a nice bonus.