"I wasn’t interested in films, originally. I liked movies, but I wasn’t interested technically. And I did this movie, The Butterfly Effect, and that was a horrible experience. Not horrible, but it was pretty bad. I was a kid; I was barely conscious. I was like, “What the fuck is going on?”
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"I didn’t like being in a classroom. I got antsy after awhile; did stupid shit. I faked being sick a lot and watched movies."
"I’m from Los Angeles and acting was accessible. There’s always a place to wait in line for an audition and I kind of begged my parents to take me. My mom nurtured my career and helped me climb the ladder. I have had a passion for movies from a young age. I first got interested in acting when I was probably four or five."
"I can’t imagine people knowing who I am from any movie. When I’m here making the film, I don’t think any of that. I’m just absorbed in the world of making the movie, not the effect it’s going to have on people afterwards."
"For me, being able to be vulnerable is difficult, but it’s just something that I feel comfortable doing. I need to fully understand why, the thought-process behind the character and I have to believe it. That comes from a lot of preparation."
"Then my dad came out and visited me in Germany, in Berlin, right before we were about to do one of our big fights, so I said, “Do you want to see what I have to do every day? Do you want to see what I have been training for for six months?” You’ve seen me leave the house but you’ve never seen me do anything.” I showed him and he was in awe of what we have to do, or of what we are doing and how physically insane it is, and how much preparation we put into it. He was pretty impressed - that was the first time I impressed my dad in that way, in a physical way like that. I think he was very proud. It was a really interesting experience."