+ I cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my
surface. I don't want to hold anything in so it
it festers and turns into pus - a pustule of emotion
that explodes into a festering cesspool of depression.
+ Shock is still fun. I won't ever shut the door
+ There's a fine line between the Method actor
and the schizophrenic.
+ I'm at the point now where I know I'm doing
something right when a movie gets mixed reviews,
because then I'm not in the box. I don't want
to make it too easy for people and I don't want
to make it too easy for myself. I want to try
something unusual. I feel good about the bad reviews
because I feel like I've affected them on some
level. They may not know what I was trying to
do but they felt something.
+ I've kind of found over the years that when
your acting is really working, you're in it, but
you're not all consumed by it. You have an objective
point of view on it. You're having a little bit
of fun with it. At the end of the day, I was able
to switch gears, go home and be excited with it.
+ It's an alternative to Valium. Rather than drinking
a bottle of wine and taking a Valium, if you get
into a race-car for two hours and you're driving
160 miles an hour and you're trying to stay alive,
you can't think of those problems. It's just kind
of ironic, though, that both things can get you
+ If I let it, it can suck. It can make you feel
pretty rotten but I try not to dwell on that.
I move on. After all, I've had 20 years of being
an actor and dealing with bad reviews, or having
the door shut in my face and rejection. So at
a certain point, you do get kind of callused.
I've had good reviews too, but inevitably everyone's
gonna get the nasty things said about them. You
just have to learn how to cope with it and I think
I've figured that out.
+ To be a good actor you have to be something
like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules
to strive for something new.