It's nice to know when you're a part of a story, it's nice to know at least something about the beginning, middle, and end.
Wes Craven is obviously a horror film icon so I was definitely very interested in bringing something back to life that Wes had created.
My life has been the antithesis of that book 'The Secret'. I've always been interested in doing what I do. I love storytelling and I really enjoyed acting, but it never seemed like a realistic thing.
People have always liked to be frightened. People love to feel that jolt of adrenaline. People love roller coasters. People love skydiving. These things that really get your heart pumping, and horror films are sort of a safe way to get that rush I guess.
You know all those dangerous mutants you hear about in the news? I'm the worst one.
You have to find it in the moment, and that's one of the challenges of being an actor - especially a film actor - is that you have to maintain these heightened emotions for long periods of time. There's no trick to it. You just have to do.
You always take a little bit back with you at the end of the day. I always put a little bit of myself into the characters, too. You find parallels, points of connection, things like that. But I'm not an actor who gets so incredibly haunted by my characters that I can't come back.
The best compliment was Ben Kingsley coming up to me, putting his hand on the back of my neck, and saying, "Good job, son.".
Of course, I'm not allowed to talk about the script, but I can say it is a really good story.
I've been recognized very seldom. I think I just look different in person than I do as the character.
I do know that I've read somewhere that it's been statistically proven that in times of war, horror films are much more popular. I don't know why that is. You'd think it'd be the opposite. You'd think people would want to escape from it.
I try to pick characters that I find interesting and complex and that I feel I can bring something of myself to.
I didn't follow the whole 'X-Men' story because it got too complicated. I'd pick up a comic book and have no idea what was going on.
I consider myself a blue-collar actor, just chugging away.
But a lot of shows, they pose questions and they give you a puzzle where there's no solution.
Actors, we like stories, we like storytelling, we love being a part of the story, and if you give us a story that's interesting then we'll want to do it.
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