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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES – Rebecca Hall has advice for all the aspiring thespians out there: Going for broke actually can pay off in a big way.

“I got my first break after filming myself reading a scene on my digital camera,” she says. “Like every other girl out there, I thought I’d never hear again. A few days later, I got a call saying, ‘Can you come in and read with Christian Bale?’ ”

Hall laughs. “So, if you’re sitting in your room thinking that tape you’re making of yourself will go nowhere, change your mind and think, ‘Yes, I have to do this. I have to take a chance. Careers are made out of taking chances.’ ”

The 31-year-old went on to star with Bale in “The Prestige” and also did roles in “The Town” and “Iron Man 3.” These days, she’s a London lawyer involved in a terrorism trial opposite Eric Bana in “Closed Circuit.”

Q. You play a lawyer opposite Eric Bana on two sides of a trial. Complicating matters is they had a love affair in the past. Did you like that twist?

A. There’s an old adage that you can’t have a good love story unless the romance is thwarted in some day. These two characters have very concrete obstacles. Part of the deal with the trial is they can’t have communication. These are two people who just had an affair that wrecked his marriage. It becomes a very interesting dynamic.

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THEWRAPwholesale jerseys Rebecca Hall thinks Hollywood gets it wrong when it comes to women.

Strong doesn’t equal saintly.

“There’s been a sort of trend for awhile of people writing strong women as women who are morally right, which is so uninteresting, ” Hall told TheWrap. “It’s reforzará no fun and frankly it’s a massive disservice to womankind. It boxes us in to making these sort of slightly dull, virtuous choices.”

The English actress’ search for a character wholesale NFL jerseys who was prickly and flawed led her to the legal thriller “Closed Circuit,” which opens Wednesday. In it, Hall plays a brilliant lawyer whose extramarital affair with a colleague (Eric Bana) ruins his marriage and threatens to undermine their defense of an accused terrorist.

Hall said she has noticed a trend where there are more parts for females that involve behaving badly.

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