I was bullied as a boy - lots of kids are, but hopefully most of us get on with our lives and grow up.
Years ago I met Richard Burton in Port Talbot, my home town, and afterwards he passed in his car with his wife, and I thought, 'I want to get out and become like him'. Not because of Wales, because I love Wales, but because I was so limited as a child at school and so bereft and lonely, and I thought becoming an actor would do that.
People forget that Mozart wrote for commissions. There's a thing in psychology where they think if it's popular, it can't be serious.
I don't like freeloaders; I don't like people who are negative.