It could be my downfall, but I don't think it is - Hollywood is run on perception, and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career, it's suicide.
And I just want to work with good directors and good people.
The truth of the matter is the real industry is in LA and the cream of the talent is there.
I was a little bit wary of playing Nicholas. In the script, which I think is true of the novel and the film, he's the only character not singing and dancing in a musical style. Playing someone who is the personification of good is a little difficult.
So I try not to do press and if you can keep the balance of keeping a certain degree of anonymity and do interesting work then you can hope for a degree of career longevity.
I get invited to literally every single movie premiere that's going on.
If I'd seen a grown man beating a crippled boy, of course I'd intervene. If my father died and left my mother destitute, it's your instinct to take care of her. So when I started to think about it in those terms, it started to make sense to me.
To which I reply - no different from doing straight sex scenes. There's no feeling there and it's really weird with everyone standing around watching.
No, I do a bunch of things to entertain myself. I paint, I make music, I take photographs.
When some films do not pay as well and you have a mortgage to pay and you are on an economy drive eating eggs and beans, and you are offered a million dollar role and you turn it down, as it is not right. I want to be doing this when I am 60 and getting the big paying roles then so I have to pick the parts that are right for the long term rather than take the money now. (On being picky choosing roles)
I bought a house, and I've been decorating it.
I love hip hop music, I make hip hop music.
I'm happy being an actor, it's what I have always wanted to do. I'm just lucky I got to do it so early.
I'm reading scripts, desperately wanting to work. I've set a couple of things up for next year.
This is kind of my trilogy of madmen. I played the psycho in Cold Mountain (2003), my character in Hooligans (2005) (aka Green Street) is fairly psychotic and now I've got this role. On his role in Children of Men (2006).
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