I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me.
I'm attracted to things that are challenging and fun and interesting, and it certainly seems that audiences enjoy them as well.
The fact is that HBO is doing the kind of films and the kind of stories that the movie industry used to do. You look at a lot of the specialty sections of studios that have gone under... and there's no doubt in my mind why filmmakers and screenwriters and actors are ending up at a place like HBO. They do it better than anybody.
There are times when you do a play when you are living in the character over a two-and-a-half-hour period or longer, and you come to the end of the night, and you can feel like you were hit by a truck.
George Haven Putnam