I always wanted to be an actor, but with a speech impediment it's kind of tough. I decided to roll the dice and take an acting class, which was very, very nerve-wracking... my stomach would just be in knots.
I would like to have the superpower of being able to touch a book and then gain all the knowledge out of that book without spending hours and days reading it.
No one escapes being haunted by something that absolutely terrifies them to the core, but very few feel it's okay to admit what it is that haunts us.
I try to maintain the perspective that life is meant to be laughed at.
I would just like to leave this big, floating rock having inspired somebody, having made a difference. It doesn't mean I have to be a huge megastar. I would like to entertain people. I love to do that.
I've had to work on being a slow talker.
I will always have a stutter.
I played baseball in college but I didn't identify with the jocks, I was in my own little world .
I had a stutter 'till... I still do today. I just work on it a lot. I obsess, if you will, with it, but I stuttered throughout my childhood.
As an actor, it's more interesting to play a nerd than anything else. It's a lot more fun - you don't worry about 'what's my hair like?' in the morning or 'which is my great angle?
I couldn't help feeling people thought I was a moron, and my self-imposed insecurity constantly bedeviled me.
Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off.
When I first started auditioning I would stutter a lot because I was so terribly frightened.
My brain is just always going and going and going.
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