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The Stylist 16: Hayley Atwell

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Star of stage and screen Hayley Atwell speaks to Stylist about random acts of kindness, her fleur-de-lis tattoo and why she can't resist a pink champagne truffle...

Hayley Atwell appears in The Pride at Trafalgar Studios until November 9

When was the last time you hid?

Behind a lion in Trafalagar Square last week waiting to jump out at a friend I was meeting.

What’s in your handbag?

Acqua Di Colonia, St Tropez Skin Illuminator in gold, Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell, a bottle of water, notebook and pens.

Do you have any tattoos, if so what?

A fleur-de-lis on the inside of my right wrist.

Sedan chair: good idea or a bad idea?

An old fashioned, upmarket rickshaw, right? Why not?

Hayley in The Pride

What are you most ashamed of?

Whenever fear has gotten the better of me.

Is the world getting better, or worse?

A far too generalised question. The world is in constant flux.

Cheese or chocolate?

Chocolate, especially pink champagne truffles.

What was your finest hour?

I like to think it's yet to come.

What does feminism means to you?

Equality.

Which part of your home do you like best?

A window seat that catches all the sun.

What’s guaranteed to make you cry?

Random acts of kindness.

What do you dream about at night?

Abstract colours and patterns.

Complete the sentence: Britain needs more…

Random acts of kindness.

Are you a lover or a fighter?

A lover. But I've been known to fight for it.

Have you left the gas on?

I better double check...

What question would you like to ask Stylist readers?

Have you seen The Pride yet?

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