She’s very funny, kind of fierce. She swears a lot. As they say in America, she has a potty mouth
Rachel Weisz on playing Deborah Lipstadt, the woman who branded author David Irving a holocaust denier
RIGHT now Rachel Weisz is in New York where she lives but she’s thinking of Edinburgh. Out of her window she can see the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. If she turns around and looks north the Empire State Building is in her eye line. But in her head, though, she is currently walking Edinburgh’s High Street.
“If you’re going down the Royal Mile, on the cobbled bit – is it still cobbledy? – there is that sharp bend that goes down on the left and I believe there is still a jacket potato shop there. Do you know it? That’s the best, best place I’ve ever eaten. I dream of those jacket potatoes with tuna mayonnaise.”
There was a time when Weisz, now a film star and married to a film star (Daniel Craig, as if I have to tell you), was a regular in Edinburgh. Rachel then, you might say. Or Rachel before: before she started turning up in British indie movies and Hollywood blockbusters like The Mummy, before she won an