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Every character I do is based on someone I know.
My influences were Peter Sellers and the great British character actors.
As the nation watches, Democrats and Republicans should reflect the interspersed character of America itself. Perhaps, by sitting with each other for one night, we will begin to rekindle that common spark that brought us here from 50 different states and widely diverging backgrounds to serve the public good.
I love a big, character-rich story with a dark heart, with a compelling mystery or some kind of ticking clock at its center. I want to be lured in by prose, captured by character, and bound by stellar plotting to keep turning the pages.
I definitely feel that plot flows from character. I don’t believe that you can construct a plot and insert people into it.
I never envisioned when I was reading that comic as a 17-year-old that I would have the opportunity to actually play the character.
Well, I think it can be quite helpful to be working on a character who actually existed, historically. Of course, you might have material to study and help you create the character.
I think I’m drawn to more villain-type characters, because it’s so cool to get to say all the things you want to say. In Hollywood, you get to this position where you have to bite your tongue so much. You take all your experiences of not being able to say what you really want to say, and channel that through your character.
There is no place in my soul, no corner of my character, where God is not.
I feel like when I’m on stage, when I’m writing songs, singing songs, I’m in the studio, I’m shooting videos, I kind of get to become this character, and I can make that whatever I want to make that.
Some of my favourite record and album covers and stuff have all been the singer, and they create a character, and they dress up a little bit.
It’s a music video but she was real specific on the character that Mary J. Blige was playing, and that I was playing in this video and I told her whenever you get to jump to the big screen I’d love to come with you and she honored that.
When I get a role, I try to delve as deeply as possible into the character.
One’s appearance bespeaks dignity corresponding to the depth of his character. One’s concentrated effort, serene attitude, taciturn air, courteous disposition, thoroughly polite bearing, gritted teeth with a piercing look – each of these reveals dignity. Such outward appearance, in short, comes from constant attentiveness and seriousness.
My character at ‘Mel’s diner’ was involved in betting on the horses and all that.