Awards make a difference, she says, if only because they open more doors.
Is she worried about the future of theatre, given that every day there seems to be a new story about the potential for financial ruin? The presenter left nothing to the imagination as she got nude for a charity calendar in aid of Autism Cymru back in 2005.
She was filming Days of the Bagnold Summer, the adaptation of the much loved graphic novel by Joff Winterhart.
But its story of a mother and son, unexpectedly thrown together for a few weeks, has taken on a particular timeliness, too.