"I like a peaceful existence. Films have caused me an enormous amount of anxiety because I don't have a lot of confidence. Making them is very social. You have to be with people and you socialise all the time. Actors like that on the whole but I was not born with that quality. I'm very quiet and do not like to talk to more than two people at the same time. Filming and being with film actors is like being in one long cocktail party without the drinks. Acting took me away from real life to a pretend life. I wanted the real life back." Veteran actress Julie Christie battled anxiety throughout her long-running acting career.