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Producing is a world of compromise and actors are utterly spoiled all the time.
Temperamentally I'm not a natural producer, because I don't have the patience.
The best shows succeed because they tap into a national conversation.
There are lots of different reasons to choose roles.
What I do believe in is the moral code of Christianity.
Writing and directing might be a red herring, and really I'm just re-examining what it is to act, to do it well and do it properly.
You can't be sent away to prison for life and feel OK about it.
A lot of these American actors have this - in my view - misplaced view that they have to look like Action Man. The trouble is, they all run the risk of being interchangeable.
I'm not an American, but I have this weird connection to America in different ways through my dad living here for five years, my godfather being an American who I'm very close to.
I've discovered just how symbiotic the relationship is between writers, directors and actors. They ask the same questions and strip down texts in exactly the same way.
If you think you don't want to play another psychopath, but the script is amazing, and the director is fantastic, and the story is incredible, then you may end up playing your third psychopath in a row.
Why do you think so many actors are only half-developed people? It's very easy when you're a young actor to have these intense, explosive friendships for short periods of time, because you can control what's shown of you. Then you go on to your next job and reinvent yourself again. I think it's important to find something constant.
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