Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.
To be honest I live among the English and have always found them to be very honest in their business dealings. They are noble, hard-working and anxious to do the right thing. But joy eludes them, they lack the joy that the Irish have.
The energy released by it is enormous and it becomes quite addictive, the power between the audience and the actor.
Once you've done one style, you leave it for a while.
I certainly had no intention of playing a man.
Honestly, I get more recognized for 'Three Men and a Little Lady' than 'Harry Potter'.
I would love to write the story of my upbringing in Ireland.
The Americans are very clear, and obsessed with nouns.
There's something about the Irish that is remarkable.
I think America becomes more disgruntled by going to the movies and having an endlessly good time at them.
People who are good at film have a relationship with the camera.
I loathe bad theater and most theatre is very bad because its repetitious, unexciting and, dangerously, it is sometimes praised for those things.
Now I have begun to get interested in films and I just hope that people start becoming interested in me to do more films.
I'm not afraid of chaos and I'm happy talking to strangers. I really love not knowing where I'm going.
I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders itself with its own conservative pomposity.
Theater is dangerously open to repetition. Its exciting when you hit on a new way.
This whole tribal loyalty seems to have gone.
There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true.
Theater dates very quickly.
A relationship is sent by God and accident.
Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.
And by endlessly sanitizing our feelings, we actually feed a disgruntled nation.
I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.
Every generation is obsessed with the decade before they were born.
I enjoy making films, but my heart is in the stage. Every night you have to be on. There's no second take.
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