Seven Minutes With Georgina Campbell
The BAFTA-winning actress tells Happiful about honesty, hoarding – and hamsters
At the moment, I don’t want to waste the opportunities presented in life. Surround yourself with good people, follow your passions and give yourself time to really enjoy life, because it’s a gift.
Constantly. Honesty is key.
My hamster, Nigel. I’m always worrying about him. If there was a fire in my flat, I’d grab him over anything else. He’s a new pet so I’m slightly obsessed with him.
Pretty well, I think. Most people can sense if things are positive or negative. That’s human intuition.
Anxiety. I get a bit overwhelmed in social situations. Sometimes I wish I could turn that aspect of me off.
I’m filming a TV show called Krypton – the fight routines are insane! I might have lost my cool for a moment, but you have to pick yourself up and try again.
Hoarding. I like keeping things of sentimental value.
Not very well. I barely have any control over my facial expressions. It’s definitely got me in trouble a few times.
I remember the day my dad’s partner brought a kitten home, called Douglas. He was a ginger tabby. Me and my sister fell in love with him immediately.
I’ve had people start speaking to me in Spanish quite a few times, because they assume I’m Spanish. If only I could actually speak Spanish!
Food, a place to live, health care. Sadly, the list is endless.
Believing, because that can sometimes lead to seeing. It’s important to retain the sense of belief you have as
a child, which can be lost in adult cynicism.
What to have for breakfast. (I had porridge.)
That people use mental health problems just to get attention – that couldn’t be further from the truth. Also, that someone with mental health problems is automatically unstable. It’s very possible to manage mental health issues and be a very stable person.
Being truly content and happy within yourself. Through that, you can find happiness in everything in your life. It’s a difficult thing to fully achieve, but definitely something I aspire to.
Georgina appears in a new episode of the brilliant TV series ‘Black Mirror’, which will air on Netflix this month.