Sienna Miller in Esquire March 2014

On her dealings with the media spotlight: 

“I was really naïve, I think. I was a young 21. Not green as grass – I was by no means an innocent – but I had faith in the goodness of everyone. I was very open. And that led me into all sorts of situations that backfired.”

On her behavior affecting her career: 

“It had become difficult for me to get the work I wanted, if I’m really honest. It was a weird situation to be in because there was a lot of goodwill for me in Hollywood. I think I’d be lucky in that I’d always been naughty in that town and people had always liked me for it. [But] I sabotaged things. I burnt a lot of bridges. I never read a review or paid any mind to what anyone said. And that translated to how I behaved outside work. On set, I was first to arrive, last to leave, best friends with the crew, totally professional, no d***ing around. But when I wasn’t at work, I wasn’t behaving the way you should. I’m very lucky to have a second chance in that town.”

On her break from Hollywood: 

“I felt like I had no control over any aspect of my life, professionally or personally. So I deliberately disappeared. I was sick of myself, to be honest, or sick of that perception of me. It all felt so f***ing dirty.”

On her Leveson Inquiry situation: 

“It’s so personal, it’s such a raw nerve, it had such a massive effect on me, on my life and career, that I don’t know what would come out of it except I will kind of vent, in a fury. Believe me, there is a torrent of abuse I would love to hurl at half of their faces. But ther are more eloquent people. I don’t trust myself. I’m too volatile.”

On her new life: 

“I feel really settled. I have a wonderful life. I’m up every morning with a little baby That gives you incredible perspective. It’s such a gift. And it’s grounding in a way you can’t describe. And going back to work is really exciting and fun. [Tom is] the antithesis of me, really And that’s a first for me, to be in a relationship with someone who’s in a lot of respect very different He’s the perfect balance of my lunacy, which makes him sound really boring but he’s not, at all. It’s good, it works.”


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