My favorite parts of work as an actor and a director are those unplanned mistakes that do happen, because it's like catching lightning in a bottle. It's the best part of what we do.
I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it's not natural to me. So I don't take it for granted... What I think is my natural ability - which is writing - I think I totally take that for granted.
I'll instinctively know that I identify with a character.
I mean, you always want everybody to pat you on the back and tell you you're wonderful every time you do something; I think that's human nature.