Science fiction is a way that I can go into the abstract, go into the imagination, and audiences are still willing to go along for the ride.
When I act, I hear it like music. In my head, I hear the dialogue like music.
There is a misperception, if you will, in critical response or even in Hollywood, that I can only do exaggerated characters. Or what they would call over-the-top performances. Well, this is completely false.
I invite the entire spectrum, shall we call it, of feeling. Because that is my greatest resource as a film actor. I need to be able to feel everything, which is why I refuse to go on any kind of medication. Not that I need to! But my point is, I wouldn't even explore that, because it would get in the way of my instrument.
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.