I’m not a solid enough actor to have techniques.
When I was younger, I actually had a ghost face mask, and I stood in my sister’s room in the corner for, like, half an hour until she saw in the reflection, me behind her, and she freaked out and started slapping me.
If I’m reading a script, and I’m not buying it, I need to be able to relate to the character on some level, and they need to have more than one dimension. I need to have an idea of what this guy’s thinking about when he’s taking a shower not on camera. And if I can’t picture him taking a shower and getting dressed, then he’s not a real person.
People who work with me think I should cut my hair. They say casting directors are less likely to hire me with long hair – that they don’t have imaginations and can’t picture me looking normal. People literally have conference calls about my head when I’m not around. I mean, obviously I would cut my hair for an amazing part.
I did this movie called ‘Lymelife’ when I was 18, and you know, it was the first time I was working as an adult, a legal adult, and that was a huge growing experience for me.
John Hawkes is amazing. I really want to meet that man; he’s so good. Him and Ben Foster, and I’m a big fan of Nick Stahl – those are my three guys.
I grew up on a set and saw my family doing it and thought, ‘I can do that too.’
When I was little, acting opportunities were always proposed to me as ‘a favour.’
I was the ghost-faced killer for Halloween in the third or fourth grade.
I think we all miss our childhood.
Just live life. That’s the best way to learn how to act. Just live.
I only work once or twice a year for about a month, so I have a lot of free time. But I’m good at being alone, which helps.