As an actor, if you were to simplify what acting really is, it's about letting go.
I think a lot of us can relate to not choosing to face a painful memory, and something that's a painful past, and wanting to pretend like it never happened.
I've been an actor since I was a kid.
CalArts was incredible for me. It's a school that I rave about and constantly want to give back to.
I love the art of filmmaking very much in all aspects.
I'd say I'm definitely an actor first and foremost, but I love filmmaking.
Going into my second film as a director, it's night and day of what it was like going into my first film. It doesn't matter what you know in your head and what you've been taught until you're there and doing it; it's a whole new ball game.
I love directing; it felt right to me when I did 'Flying Lessons'. It's something I will do again. Really, you can always be working and developing. That's something that's kind of ever constant.
If I am looking at my work as an actor after having directed, I'm able to look at things in a much more technical way. There's no question about that.
I approach directing from an actor's standpoint.
I come from a family where my father is a filmmaker and professor of film.
There's lots of incredible roles out there that I'd love to tackle, but there's a select group of actors I find myself gravitating towards, like Philip Seymour Hoffman or Sean Penn or Daniel Day-Lewis - real transformational actors.
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