We do spend time talking about it and we puzzle through it together. We ride the roller coasters together - the high highs and the low lows.
It's easier in some ways being on the life raft and the other guy's in the boat and you can row alongside and be supportive. In some ways, that's an easier role.
I feel my job as an actor is to explore all sides of humanity.
I think it's important to do great work.
I think that certainly my choices empower me.
He put a ring in the toe of a stocking. On Christmas Eve, we opened our stockings and it was there at the bottom of the toe. Then he got down on his knees and he was shaking.
But when you're in something together, it's very hard to be objective and you're very subjective.
I can't get hired in a studio movie. Everything is so uphill.
I think it's important to do smaller films because I think that's where a lot of new things are happening.
I do it because I want to exercise people's compassion and I do it because I really believe that for some reason what I do is important and meaningful.
It's not that I don't see myself as hot and sexy. Don't get me wrong. No, it's not that.
Shame is such an intense emotion. It just can drive you.
Also everyone's hearts are in the right place when you do a small movie. You're not doing it for the money; you're not doing it for the possibility of an Oscar nomination. You are doing it because you love the material.
It's not always thankless. Let's face it - it's not always thankless. I've gotten a lot of really great recognition and I've worked with amazing people.
I do know that I have to work hard for every single thing that I get, really hard, and that's okay.
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