People talk about opportunity knocking, but the gate was always swinging in the breeze before I got to the door.
I recognize myself to a lesser or greater extent in everything I read, good and bad, and that's part of being a human being if you're honest enough. And obviously the darker parts are the things you don't let control you.
I've always believed very, very strongly that the way you treat people is more important than anything, professionally or otherwise.
Yes, years of compromise and disappointment have added depth to my acting.
Given the choice between someone saying I was handsome in a role or ugly but good, I know which I'd choose.
I'd like an omelet named after me.
I was the lead in 'Interview With The Vampire', until Tom Cruise decided he was interested. I was in 'The Wings Of The Dove' with Uma Thurman, until that got cancelled. I was in 'Shakespeare In Love' with Julia Roberts, until that fell apart.
People talk about me in 'Arcadia' and I think I was okay in it but I've given better performances in other productions that didn't have the same impact. But I knew 'Arcadia' was going to be an event and I wanted to be part of it.
Well, thing is, after they cancelled 'Zen', I didn't work for eight months. And in that case, it was not my choice. After I've done something that I'm really proud of and I think changes the way I'm perceived, the immediate reaction is: nothing.
I've gone through long periods without being with someone and got a bit lonely, but not for a while.
I'm hoping that a lifetime of compromise and disappointment will read as extra depth and layers in my work.
It's nice when women fancy me, but I think I will only disappoint them so I prefer it if they don't know who I am.
A large part of my adolescence was spent doing my very best to draw attention to myself.
When I left drama school, my fear was that I'd get pigeon holed into comic acting and I did so much to counter it that I got stuck in the opposite.
For a long time, I didn't give anything my all. I was so afraid that I'd be crap, so I held myself back.
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