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Krysten Ritter: 'Stars should keep their lives private'

Published 12/12/2015

Krysten Ritter
Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter prefers to keep her home life out of the spotlight so it doesn't detract from her work.

Actress Krysten Ritter tries to stay focused on her work, because she believes stars who discuss other things aren't usually very good.

The 33-year-old appeared in TV show Breaking Bad and Jessica Jones, a new programme based on the dark Marvel character. Her latest project was a lot of fun to make, but Krysten has no idea whether it'll be a hit with fans, as she's only interested in the shooting process.

"All I've ever thought about is doing scenes, rather than how successful a show might turn out," she told Britain's Marie Claire magazine. "I take it one day at a time. I've noticed that actors who are always talking about other things besides the work (they do) have not been as good."

This attitude was probably sensible while shooting Jessica Jones, because the actress was involved in a lot of action sequences which took a great deal of concentration.

"I did as many of my own stunts as I could," she explained. "It was tough going, we were basically doing a 13-hour movie, but I loved it. I got hurt and then my stunt girl, Dejay, broke her ankle. At that point, it almost becomes a numbers game. Everyone is doing well, but if you keep showing up, the chances of somebody getting hurt go up."

Getting to portray a strong female lead was another source of enjoyment for the star, as Krysten is unashamedly a girls' girl. She's been that way ever since she was a child and doesn't understand women who don't bond with members of the same sex.

"If I walked into a room and had to pick a lunch table, I would always sit with the women," she added. "I love strong females, and have a lot of good female friendships, so it's exciting that I've been working with more women over the past few years."

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