Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
– Nat Turner
I used to pre-rehearse everything and then bring my pre-rehearsed performance to the set. Now, I’m learning to let it happen in the moment. American actors are much better at that than British actors. If I knew how to trust myself, I would have been much more relaxed. Maybe I would have less gray hairs today.
– Hugh Grant
The question I ask myself when adapting a book is how do I be true to the spirit and soul of the character? How would I describe this character in my medium? If you asked one person to do a painting of something and another to create a sculpture of it, you’ll never ask, ‘Why doesn’t the painting look like the sculpture?’
– Gavin Hood
I’ve had times when I’ve done what seems like a thousand interviews to promote a film that I’m in. I start to think that I’m the best thing that ever happened to the world, talkin’ about myself for cryin’ out loud. Then I come home, and my wife needs me to help with dinner and empty the garbage, and the kids need help with their homework.
– Gregory Hines