I just love variety. I love being able to do different things. Do period pieces and sci-fi. I love being able to move between genres and be flexible.
Dad has always been - and still is - a great influence on me. He has always stood up for spirit, staying true to his beliefs... and I like to do the same with regard to my own true beliefs, regardless of potential criticism or mockery.
When you've got good writing, you can kind of give up all the research, in a way, and start just following the emotional integrity of the journey of your character.
As an actor, when you're actually trying to embody what it would be like to just know that everyone's at your beck and call, it's quite a thing to absorb what that might be like and what that would do.
You can't play everything you learn, anyway. You just try to bring it all on-board and use what's useful. In the end, it's your job to own the role and, in the end, you are playing certain aspects of your own self, even.
Every time you get a script and you have a scene, you start mining out how many layers there are within it.
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