City girls, vintage jumpsuits and a whole lot of classic literature, MyDaily catches up with Top Boy, Bedlam and Silent Witness actress Juliet Oldfield ahead of the release of new flick Borrowed Time.
When I look in the mirror I see... a city girl with very little time to spare. I see a funny mixture of the characters I've played over the years, but ultimately just me! I'm not really a makeup person and I go quite natural most of the time, but I can't leave the house without putting on some mascara and eyeliner.
If I were stranded on a desert island with just one dress it would be... a backless floral dress teamed with wavy beach hair. Relaxed, comfortable yet pretty in case I happen to bump into my prince charming who's also found himself deserted!
When I was at school I wanted to be... an actor. I have always wanted to be an actor from the moment I could walk and talk. I had loads of friends at school who also enjoyed performing but I seemed to be the only one on talent contest day to stand up and brave the school hall with a rendition of my own written piece - I was eight. Needless to say the performance has not been made into a huge hit play and remains on my parents bookshelf, however I did win first prize!
My biggest style triumph was... at my brother's civil partnership. I hunted around vintage fairs to find a one-off outfit. I eventually got hold of a black strapless, fitted jumpsuit with a sweetheart neckline and teamed it with an awesome pair of black glittery stilettos. I finished off the outfit with a rather large bouffant hairdo and a black feather. It was such a fun outfit to wear.
If I could be any character from film or literature I would be... any character from a Thomas Hardy novel. In particular Tess from Tess Of The D'urbervilles, riding horseback with my hair flowing behind me. I love Hardy's strong yet dreamy female characters.
Juliet stars in Borrowed Time, in cinemas from 13th September.