Rachel Weisz - Rachel Weisz: 'The Constant Gardener Opened Up A Lot Of Doors For Me'

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Actress Rachel Weisz is thankful for her Oscar-winning turn in The Constant Gardener because it allowed her to be more selective about her work.

Daniel Craig's new wife broke onto the scene as Tessa Quayle in the 2005 thriller, and Weisz insists she is forever grateful she got picked for the role because the movie opened so many doors for her.

She tells Deadline.com, "Immediately afterward, I was offered jobs by interesting directors, including Alejandro Amenabar. Peter Jackson offered me a role. I didn't have to meet people. They just offered me jobs, these big fancy directors. People believe in you more after you've won an Oscar, but it's up to you what choices you make and how that goes.

"When I was younger, I would take whatever I was offered because it was money and work and experience. In a way, choosing is the hard part. I know that's a luxury problem, but it's true. I try to go where passion takes me... I think that in big-budget movies there's a lot of other stuff going on besides acting, like special effects...

"There's something about working on a film like (indie drama) The Deep Blue Sea, with no rehearsal and a concentrated shooting schedule. That's what I like to do. Working with a green screen is easy. It's just like being a kid. But it's not nearly as satisfying. I prefer smaller movies because they tend to be more about character than about story."


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