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Dancing is like riding a bike.
I actually don't mind rats at all. I kind of think they're quite cute, but that's just me.
I'm a hard-mouthed northeastern lad. That's me - the Eminem of Northeast England.
I sympathize with every kitchen porter.
My favourite superhero is obviously Batman because he's the sexiest. But I can't imagine myself as Batman.
I have, I think, eight mentors. It's crazy, but I need them. They are all really important to me. They keep me grounded and advise me.
New York is full of crazy people, and I like that.
I never had a father figure so I never missed it.
I lost my mind at 15. I'd been shown a world where there were no boundaries, where everyone gave me all the power. And I was like, 'This is great!' Then that was gone. But I was like, 'Yeah, but I still want that.' I'd lost my humble, very quiet, introverted sensibilities which I think I definitely had as a kid.
You just have to surround yourself with people who are going to support and love you before trying to sell you as a product, or push you into something you don't want to do.
I'll tell you what I hate - bands like My Chemical Romance.
I go into meetings with some film-makers and they literally have nothing to say, they're almost bored by their own material. I'd rather work with people who are very passionate and very animated about what they want to do. People who just want to tell stories.
I think documentary filmmaking is a braver way to make films because it's real, and you're really there.
Tap dancing is all about the feet; you put your head down and don't really engage with anything but the rhythm in your head.
I think everyone still thinks I'm 13.
Inner demons? Got none of them.
Surfing isn't really in my blood. It's hard to catch a big wave in Billingham.
I hate the stereotype of the pitfalls of the child actor. There are so many amazing examples - Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jodie Foster, Drew Barrymore - of people who have made it through.
I don't think many people can say they've been the lead in a Spielberg film and still been able to live their normal life that they had before.
Well, I am obsessive about my work. I throw myself in all the way.
I don't think there's a lot of actors out there right now who really know what they're doing at all.
I'm awkward around girls.
Every interview I do, it's basically 'how did he do it,' and I owe it all to my representation, and my manager is basically like my mother, she's so picky.
I love the old Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly movies; they're so beautiful to look at. It's such a shame we don't make them anymore. Although, I don't know how you could make tap dancing current and topical.
I often find the smaller, independent films are much more rewarding than the bigger stuff, but you do the bigger stuff because it's a business, and you've got to show your face a bit, get yourself around.
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