I don't really try to judge any character that I play, afterwards I figure it out, but while I'm working on the character, I have to find something in them to relate to.
Something Play Afterwards
As an actor, I think a mistake that any storyteller can make is to play the ending.
Play I Storyteller
I don't think there are in life, pure darkness or pure light. Everyone's got a little of everything.
Got Light I
If a musician wants to be an actor, everyone thinks that's pretty cool. But if an actor wants to play a song, even if they've been doing it for 40 years, that's bad news.
When you're just starting out, and someone you think is a real storyteller says something good about you, that helps.
Out Just Someone
I want people to believe me when I play a part and they are less apt to if they know a lot about me and have associations about me.
I Believe Me
I don't have actor training myself.
I don't mean to be highfalutin about it, but I try to limit my visibility.
Visibility About Mean
It's nice to sometimes get things out of life, rather than stealing from other artists. I'm trying to steal from the real people.
Other Stealing Get
My fear now is of cliche, of complacency, of not being able to feel authenticity in myself and those around me.
As an actor you have to have a strong vivid imagination as you're working and when the camera's rolling, but there's certainly a part of you that is aware of real life, that you're making a movie.
Imagination Vivid Making
When I realized that you can't necessarily be cast in a really great part living in Austin, even when Hollywood comes to town, I got a demo reel together and headed out west.