A long time ago, in a country not so far away, I was eight years old, doing my best Darth Vader imitation.
I love acting because it's a bit of an escape. It gives you the ability to reinvent yourself. They say that acting is the shy man's revenge.
I love my mother Ali so much. I'm a momma's boy. I just have a very cool mom. It's not as though I had any say in the matter. I'm just really fortunate. She's the most kind, loving, giving woman.
Actors are observers. They're trying to have an understanding of human sensibility. And how do you have that accurate observation if you regard yourself as someone of great importance? When you're the one constantly being observed, because they view you as a celebrity? It's all wrong.
I have two sisters and a mother, obviously, so I grew up with a household of girls. Maybe I have a greater respect for women because of it.
I don't find Hollywood interesting, so I'm thinking of studying architecture instead.
I've always been kind of a hermit.
Everyone has their own approach to how they work.
One of the things I find about acting is that the less the audience knows about the actor, the more they're able to believe in him in the role.
For me, when I'm making a movie I like to stay in character throughout the day.
I'm just this kid from Toronto who got his start.
Between takes I find it difficult to switch off and then try and re-emerge myself in the part, so I try to stay in that frame of mine all day. It can be exhausting and you lose a sense of self, but it is the method that works best for me.
I wish they taught green screen acting classes.
I try to stay away from the L.A. scene as much as possible. I feel it helps me to better prepare for my roles if I am not too involved in that whole thing.
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