Hayley Squires: “Who do I admire the most? Two friends who work for the NHS ‘| Life and style
BLondon-born Squires, 32, studied at Rose Bruford College, London. She starred in Ken Loach’s film, Me, Daniel Blake in 2016, earning a Bafta nomination and winning the Most Promising Newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards. His West End debut in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof followed in 2017. His television work includes The Miniaturist and Collateral; in the fall, she will star in the Channel 4 drama, Adult Material.
What is your biggest fear?
Which living person do you admire the most and why?
Two friends who work for the NHS, Jason and Kate. One is a paramedic and the other has been transferred to work in an intensive care unit.
What trait do you deplore the most about yourself?
I go to great lengths with the choices I made and whether I work hard enough.
What trait do you deplore most in others?
What makes you unhappy?
The people I love are in dire straits.
What don’t you like the most about the way you look?
As my face is asymmetrical and squidgy.
If you could revive something extinct, what would you choose?
Tangy Toms, the chips.
Who would you play in the movie of your life?
What’s your most unpleasant habit?
I say too sorry.
What is your favorite smell?
The smell of my house when my mate Bill cleaned it.
What is your favorite word?
What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted my own ice cream van and be a lollipop lady.
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever been told?
Once someone I saw told me they felt sorry for the man who ended up marrying me.
What do you owe your parents?
I owe everything to my mother. I owe my career to my father, in the sense that I wanted to be an actress because he pounded me and my brother with culture when we were younger. We didn’t have a lot of money, but he made sure we had access to movies and music.
What does love look like?
Essential, like oxygen.
What was the best kiss of your life?
I’m going to scream Bradley Tucker when we were in the park on the hill when I was 15.
What words or expressions do you overuse the most?
These are all bad words and I would rather not say it because my mom is going to get upset.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever done?
I worked in a call center. I would go clubbing on a Saturday with my brother and my friends, come home at five or six in the morning, then I had to be at work at eight in the morning.
How often do you have sex?
The answer to this question is just not that interesting – I’m single.
What would improve the quality of your life?
A driving license.
Where would you most like to be right now?
On a beach in another country with an ice cream.