Rachel Weisz sees acting as a "kind of escapism".

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

The 'Disobedience' star admits her chosen career gives her an escape from who she is.

She told CBS' Sunday Morning: "I think acting is a kind of escapism from who you are."

Meanwhile, the 48-year-old actress wants to "take more risks" in her career.

She shared: "I don't really feel that risky. I feel I have got to be more risky. I've decided now I intend to take more risks."

In her most recent movie, Rachel was involved in an on-screen lesbian relationship and says the experience of sharing intimate scenes with another woman was "lovely".

She explained: "I'm always spending time with men in fictions, so for me it was just really unusual and lovely. As a woman, you're often the object of the man's desire, or he's the object of yours, but I felt like there was something just so different about the female gaze."

And her co-star Rachel McAdams, 39, also admitted it was a completely different experience for her.

She added: "Energetically, it was very different. We had great communication, and there was a very vulnerable, open, gentle, intelligent feeling to everything. We talked about the safety of it as well, doing a love scene. That was a very different love scene than I've ever done before, and it was the most kind of raw and vulnerable love-making scene I've ever done. And yet at the same time, I felt incredibly safe and cared for and free to explore."