It's just lovely to be involved in a movie that does go back to the basics - characters and great writing.
I treat any scene the same - dialogue, action - you're still creating something in character. It's all acting, fighting.
One of the things I love, more than anything, is jumping around and playing lots of different parts. I love the variety of playing different characters.
No matter who the character is and how big their role, that each person in the story is a human being and deserves respect. Even if they're in the story for ten seconds, I didn't want you to just see them as this entity passing through that's serving all of the other people.
There's something to play if there's conflict going on. Whatever that conflict is, that's where drama is; if the character is grappling with something you've got something to play, there's layers to it.
I don't think you necessarily identify and believe in the motifs of the character, but you have to want to play it and want to commit to the lines.
I like to play characters that are convincing, that aren't just straightforward and nice.
The idea of goodies and baddies has always fascinated me, and what people consider to be a goodie or a baddie, because I've never seen any of my characters as baddies.
I do a lot better if I sit around and think about a character for a couple of months.
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