Trying to find a human side to the character is a way to give them a chance to have people like them.
I've been acting for many years, and the more you do, the more confidence you get about "this is my career and this is what I'm going to be doing."
One of the big parts of my decision-making process is knowing that when you're signing up for something, you're signing up for multiple seasons, should it be successful, and in theory, you want it to be successful, but you also want to be doing something that you're enjoying.
If I'm going to put my name to something and commit to something that's going to take up a lot of my time, it has to be something that I know is going to be enjoyable and worth my while. Otherwise, what's the point?
Being a son of the pastor, I was never allowed to play Joseph or any of the big parts for political reasons.
As an actor, I enjoy variety. That's a big thing for me.
We're characters not of this world, so our knowledge about stuff, that other character's don't have, is quite fun.
The fact that you can say stuff to people that other people are only thinking is always fun. It's a great tool for comedic moments, as well.
The weird thing about drama school is that you train for three years for one thing and then more often than not, it's something that you haven't trained for that you end up doing.
When you're a drama student, I think the most you hope for is to make a living out of acting.
Being on the floor of a TV show is sometimes a quite frustrating experience.
I wanted to work on a cable show and with a writer/director because that's a much more fulfilling and freeing experience, as an actor.
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