No matter how witty they think their little insult is going to be, I've heard it before."
Born with a rare form of dwarfism, Kiruna has spent her life dealing with discrimination and abuse.
But through a combination of talent, luck and unflagging self-belief, she has forged an impressive career on stage and screen, here and in Britain.
"She has always been aware that she was different from other people," her mother, Kerry, said.
"In a way that's been liberating because when you're different you don't necessarily have to follow the road map."