Welsh Actor Quotes
There is an element of performance to leadership, because you're on public display, and I suppose I must be attracted to that. Although, probably more than the leadership, I'm more attracted to characters who are quite extreme, and could be considered borderline monsters. It's something you can get your teeth into, and I find the psychology fascinating. It's interesting that in searching for monsters to play, you often end up playing leaders.
Many do not understand how precarious Western civilisation is and what a joy it is. From it, we get real democracy. From it, we get the sort of intellectual tolerance that allows me to propound something that may be completely alien to you. I'm burying my career so substantially in these interviews that it's painful. But I think there are some questions that demand honest answers.
I don't know what it is, truthfully, I think part of it is being still and all that. I don't know. I like to kind of come in at the side door. I like to act like a submarine; just don't do much and just let it evolve. It's resisting the urge to push the envelope. It's very difficult for an actor to avoid, you want to show a bit. But I think the less one shows the better