Q: This is your second role in a movie that's based on a beloved book. Do you read the books beforehand? How does that affect how you play a character?

A: It depends really. I still haven't read Atonement. I was way to young to even think about reading Atonement when I did it; I was only 11 so I probably wouldn't have even understood one word. But with this film also, I hadn't heard of the book before I heard about the movie. And because I had heard it was quite a tough read, I decided to wait until I was a little bit older to read the book, so that happened after I made the film. But I was glad I waited because it basically meant I could focus on the script version of the story.


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