I did my first interview in 1995 and was asked about my private life. I said, 'Why would I tell you? I don't see the logic in anyone knowing that about me. For whose sake? Nobody wins.'
When we started making 'Borgen,' no one had any idea it would have any appeal outside Denmark. No one expected it to follow the success of 'The Killing' because it's basically all about Danish politics.
Before I started on 'Borgen', people introduced me to some great American box-sets to convince me that TV could be good. I now watch them all the time. Amy Poehler is very funny in 'Parks and Recreation' and 'In Treatment,' with Gabriel Byrne, is also really good.
I saw an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's 'Fanny and Alexander' at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. The story is just legendary for us Danes, and it was really well done.
I went to school in Tanzania for two years, from five to seven. I started off in my mother's school with a lot of African children - but then I was put into the international school.
I don't really watch TV. I've got the box set of 'Downton Abbey,' which I'm enjoying.