Lucy Punch's used to playing crazy women

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 September 2014
Lucy Punch

Lucy Punch

'Into The Woods' actress, Lucy Punch has admitted that she is used to playing "witches and crazy women"

Lucy Punch is used to playing "witches and crazy women".

The 36-year-old actress stars as ugly sister Lucinda in the new film, 'Into The Woods' alongside Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick, and she admits she's always enjoyed playing the unattractive characters.

Speaking to the Guardian newspaper, she said: "I was always playing witches and crazy women. When I was 11, I had an ugly sister birthday party. Most girls want to be a fairy or a princess, but there I am with beauty spots and fur and fluorescent pink kiss-curls.

"When I told my mother about 'Into The Woods', she was like, 'Oh darling, not again."

Meanwhile, Lucy has also received rave reviews for her small role in 'She's Funny That Way', which features Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson.

Lucy laughed: "[I play] another prostitute. If the character is smug, bitchy, trashy or has dubious morals, call me!"

The actress - who has starred in 'Bad Teacher', 'Hot Fuzz' and 'Ella Enchanted' - made the switch from London to Los Angeles in 2006, but admits she struggled to deal with the change.

She explained: "What's nice there is that when stuff is going well, everyone is so happy for you. The flipside is that when things are bad in LA, people can't get far enough away from you."

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