Grainger admits to being drawn to roles with a bad-girl edge, from the manipulative Lucrezia Borgia to the unfeeling Estella in Great Expectations to the bank-robbing O.G. Bonnie Parker. “I think all the characters I’ve played have had an element of putting up a front,” she says. “Bonnie was single-minded, fame-hungry, selfish, and shallow, but I still liked her. It’s great to play someone with emotional complexity.” (x)
I’ve always been more inclined to go out to work than carry on with academic studies.