When you are an actor every day kind of morphs into one as there is no set structure to my job.
When I was at drama school I wanted to do classical theatre. It just so happened that I did a film when I came out and I moved that way.
The whole vanity aspect of building up different muscles – I have no interest.
I would find myself getting deeply distressed if I lived in hindsight all the time.
I think my wife has always been aware, whatever country we have been in, of my dramatic leading man status; a little too dramatic she would probably say.
I’m not going to pretend I’m some saint, because I’m not.
I don’t feel that fear is a good incentive on a film set.
Just to have the opportunity to play an American in America is a dream come true for me.
I’m like a magpie. I use lots of different things to build a character.
Atlanta is an incredibly cool city.
I like to think that I’ve got determination, and I’m fiercely protective of the people I love.
I don’t really have any regrets because if I choose not to do something there is usually a very good reason. Once I’ve made the decision I don’t view it as a missed opportunity, just a different path.
I spend my working life pretending to be someone else.