” A reflection of an exact image is the closest thing to you-so that you can see it-but it’s far enough away so that you really understand it. There is real life in this movie, but it hovers just an inch above reality. “


” You treat characters like people you meet in life-friends or mentors. “


” Sometimes when you’re doing fantasy, that’s the most important thing, is to be a blank space, because the last thing you want to do ever as an actor is judge yourself or the character or the movie that you’re in. You want to just play the moment as best you can. Juilliard helped me do that. “


” The first year at Juilliard is, I think, the best. And partly why I left – I only went one year. Partly why I felt okay leaving is that the most important elements, I believe, happen in the first year. What they do is they tear down all your conceptions of acting, and they take away all your tricks that you’ve learned. “


” I went in and read for ‘Maleficent,’ and it was hard to get a concept of what the imagery would be like. So you have a hard time seeing how you’ll fit in to the movie through the visuals. “


” As an actor, you always want to reach back to being a child and having the spontaneity and the imagination of a child. “


” A lot of actors will complain about the green screen work, but what you do get to do is what you probably should have learned, from the beginning, on stage. You have to create it in your mind and really go there to bring it. Part of the fun of acting is those challenges. You feel goofy, but sometimes that’s a good feeling. “


” As far as the creative side, the more I do this, the more I know that it’s all about the writing. We don’t always celebrate that enough, but without the writing, you can’t do much. You got on a film sometimes, and it’s sort of half-written, and they expect and think that the actor’s job is to bring the extra part and the good part. It’s not. “


” It’s all in the writing. The writing has got to be there. Whether that’s dialogue or character, or whatever, it doesn’t matter. As long as they’ve done something special, than you can do something special. “


” Everywhere you turn in New Zealand, there’s something exciting to do. It’s the gem of the world. It’s so far away from the madness, and so you get that element. It was just stunning. “


” My imagination was really hyperactive as a child and animated. I had those elements, but as you live and go through the hardships, it fades. ‘Pete’s Dragon’ reawakened that. It rekindled the feeling of the invisible dragon. “



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A reflection of an exact image is the closest thing to you-so that you can see it-but it
You treat characters like people you meet in life-friends or mentors.
Sometimes when you
The first year at Juilliard is, I think, the best. And partly why I left - I only went one year. Partly why I felt okay leaving is that the most important elements, I believe, happen in the first year. What they do is they tear down all your conceptions of acting, and they take away all your tricks that you
I went in and read for
As an actor, you always want to reach back to being a child and having the spontaneity and the imagination of a child.
A lot of actors will complain about the green screen work, but what you do get to do is what you probably should have learned, from the beginning, on stage. You have to create it in your mind and really go there to bring it. Part of the fun of acting is those challenges. You feel goofy, but sometimes that
As far as the creative side, the more I do this, the more I know that it
It
Everywhere you turn in New Zealand, there
My imagination was really hyperactive as a child and animated. I had those elements, but as you live and go through the hardships, it fades.

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