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I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created, but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter. I don't feel possessive about it.
I like to keep fit, but I never lift very heavy weights.
The film depends on the audience's belief in this relationship.
As an actor, there's a bit of you that's decided you want to be looked at and watched, but there's a paradoxical bit that wants to run away.
What moves me in art is how we question who we are as people.
I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed.
I've never felt fallow in the sense that there's been no work.
I don't plan a career. That doesn't work for me. I just have to go with my gut.
I have a lot of stuff I want to talk about and offer up. It would be odd not to have ideas about something.
I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter. It's a big, big scene, but they have to deliver. And they have high expectations.
I have grown up loving Shakespeare.
I couldn't get as big as a bodybuilder. I tried to put on as much weight in the right places as I could. My weightlifting was impressive for me, but not for some of the guys I see down at the gym.
I never studied anything about film technique in school. Eventually, I realized that cinema and theater are not so different: from the gut to the heart to the head of a character is the same journey for both.
Actors use who they are to be someone else, but I would hate to ever think I'm playing myself. It's imagining being someone else that is the key motivating thing for me. So when people want to know about me, it makes me a bit unnerved.
I guess I'd love to be surprised by something I had never thought of.
The tensions between authority and the people need to be heard, especially when they are suffering and they can't eat.
I don't feel I'm playing villains all the time.
I have no regrets.
I respond to a part just intuitively when I read a script.
I veer away from trying to understand why I act. I just know I need to do it.
If I had a gun to my head and I had to choose between theater and film I'd choose theater.
In the best material, you always should be able to somehow make a case for a story to be transposed to any other time.
Kenya doesn't have much of an infrastructure for hosting a film.
The sets were fantastic. The Harry Potter sets are brilliant. You do get transported for a second.
There's a lot of people who feel there's a tabloid journalist who had it coming.
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