My desire to fit in was just as real as anybody else’s. All of the moving around, having parents from London, always being in new schools, I felt like an outsider. I just tried to empathise with people’s anguish or angst or whatever it was. If somebody was a bully, I would always try to think about why they were the way they were. It didn’t mean that I liked them. I just kind of sympathised with people.