I'm always taken aback by things that are successful that I think are just crap, and then I'm completely surprised when things I do end up being successful because you walk into things and you never know... It's just really remarkable.
What I've certainly learned is that whenever I've said anything about real politics, I've come under attack. So it's best simply to play politics on television.
I'm attracted to things that are challenging and fun and interesting, and it certainly seems that audiences enjoy them as well.
I never wanted to go to the Old Vic and not have it survive long after I was gone. It's not about me; it's about that theater. And the more that it's able to grow and do everything it should do without me, then I've done my job.