Rhys Ifans, speaking Welsh and being an outsider in your homeland
'We lived near the border with England, where the choice was stark. You could either succumb to the encroachment or dig your heels in and resist. I dug my heels in, but I always had my eye on the horizon. There was a definite tension, a sense of being pulled in two directions and a sense of being an outsider. Speaking Welsh and all that. Even as a young boy I felt it, but it has served me in my work. I've drawn on it and used it, in a way.'
That really made sit up and think; As the Saes [Englishman] I thought it was people like me who'd feel like the outsider which I did before starting to dysgu Cymraeg [learn Welsh].