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Hall: I get roles by being private

Published 09/11/2011 | 08:36

Rebecca Hall says she prefers to be an enigma
Rebecca Hall says she prefers to be an enigma

Rebecca Hall has said she likes to keep her personal life private - because it stops her getting pigeon-holed in films.

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The 29-year-old actress has had high profile parts in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Frost/Nixon and new horror film The Awakening, but not much is known about her life off-screen.

"It's not that I want to keep it secret; it's more to do with my work. I'd far rather they (the public) knew an utterly fabricated and invented version of myself, rather than the truth, because then I can keep my options open for what I play in my roles," she told the Radio Times.

Referring to The Awakening - in which she plays a 1920s woman who goes to a remote boys' boarding school to investigate sightings of a ghostly child - she said: "I have an instinct that makes me go towards unknown territory rather than that which is expected of me."

Rebecca said she found Woody Allen, who she worked with on Vicky Cristina Barcelona, "glorious but kind of impenetrable, but then I suppose I can be, too, so we got on quite well".

She added: "I try not to care. The point is that I can't control it. People will say and think what they want to say and think. I would rather not say anything. Ever. And it's a lot easier not to say anything, ever, if you realise that whatever you do say will be twisted and turned."

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