I've always maintained that I see myself as a student. There's always something to learn and be challenged by and hopefully grow from.
You get dinged for wanting to do a comedy, then wanting to do a big-budget action film, and then wanting to do an indie. But you can't let other people trying to label you get in the way of trying to do something artistically.
Acting is always at the core of my life, but I'm also excited about producing. I'm excited about directing, and I have a life in the filmmaking world, and so I want to explore all aspects of it, not just the acting, but acting is the root.
Film acting is one of the only industries where you're criticized for working hard. In any other industry, it's considered a quality and something to behold.