An Education (2009)—“Miss Stubbs”
OW: I am a pathetic and gushing Nick Hornby fan, and I wanted
to be in High Fidelity, and I wanted to be in About A Boy,
and those two directors—one who’s a dear friend, and one who has never
cast me in anything, despite my pleading… So there was another Nick
Hornby script going around being cast by a friend of mine, and she said,
“There’s a very small role in it, but you’d be right for it.” I
was like “I don’t care how small, I’m going to be in this Nick Hornby
film.” Then I read it and absolutely loved it, and loved the character.
It was a sort of love-in. Emma Thompson and Rosamund Pike and Dominic
Cooper—everyone was there because they loved it. For me, it was sort of
no real acting required, because Miss Stubbs is my inner nerd
personified. It was a complete pleasure.