The world is a dangerous, unstable place and sometimes there are casualties and struggles for power.
Fights take a long time to shoot.
I grew up with a very quick temper, and the language of violence is a language that I'm very familiar and comfortable with.
I just think that, at the end of the day, you needed the catharsis of revelation.
How do you fight the stagnation of monogamy and the monotony of time together?
You look at your past and things that are unresolved and figure out what you need to do to move forward and fill a role with your family and in your community.
Within the stability of a family struggle, when there's less chaos, you can have the most soul-searching and the most digging to find out what and who you really are.
I bake my daughter cupcakes for her school. I'm very hands-on.
If you give a scene enough room to breathe, actors will hopefully find those magical moments.
If you trust that the people making the show love the source material and the characters, and it's a different medium and there are different requirements for long-form storytelling that will hopefully carry over a number of seasons, then it's exciting.
The difficult thing about shooting a television series is that you never have enough time. You really don't.
The violence is the violence. I understand that we're sometimes squeamish about it, but I think that strength needs to be called on once in awhile, and sometimes that's the only thing that will work.
I had a great mother, and I'm very comfortable with that maternal element.
I'm also the father of three beautiful children and I've been married to my wife for 18 years, and we've been together for 20 years, so I have a very tender side.
Playing characters that speak a very violent language was my livelihood.
I did the David Cronenberg film, A History of Violence, with Viggo Mortensen and I played a real sociopath. For the next seven years, I played the psycho-of-the-week.
I boxed through college and I played college level football. I was a linebacker.
You really have to be a character to serve it properly. Obviously, you're acting, but you have to have those things in yourself, whether it's the experience or the same qualities.
I'm at a point in my life where I have three kids. I'm a father, and you start to take stock and measure yourself as a man and see where there's room for growth.
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