The sad thing is that I feel so boring because ‘Twilight’ is literally how every conversation I have these days begins – whether it’s someone I’m meeting for the first time or someone I just haven’t seen in a while. The first thing I want to say to them is ‘It’s insane! And as a person I can’t do anything!’
I think people are used to seeing actors be wide open and desperately giving of themselves and while I do that on a movie set as much as I can it’s so unnatural for me to do it on television in interviews in anything like that. I also don’t find that my process as an actor is really anyone else’s business.
I think romance is anything honest. As long as it’s honest it’s so disarming.
I really specifically love acting and I think it’s a really cool thing to be really indulgent and follow that. I have a lot of ambitions in life but for the next few years I just want to be an actor.
I mean I love L.A. – I love living here. But I wish that we could make things without the need to hit a home run every single time. It’s a unique thing to Hollywood that if you don’t do that every time then you’re considered a failure.
I like being in movies that have a great story. I’m not so interested in being a Hollywood star. It’s a job you know. When you wake up at six in the morning every day for a week it feels like hard work.
I like making pies. I have a bunch of fruit trees in my backyard. My loquat tree sprouted and I like making loquat pie. They’re really hard to peel and everything and it took me forever but they make the best pies. They’re amazing.
I don’t want to discredit people’s individuality but I think people are pretty much the same. People are very similar. If you have a good enough imagination then you can feel things that you personally have never done before. That’s acting.
Success is always something completely different to people. I feel like I’ve succeeded if I’m doing something that makes me happy and I’m not lying to anybody.
This weird thing happens when you’re in a movie that has some level of success. People start offering you all kinds of things and they just expect you to do them because they’ll be good for your career. It’s not about the project’s integrity or anything like that.
I would have been very happy just working from job to job paying my rent one movie at a time. I never wanted to be this famous. I never imagined this life for myself.
The strangest part about being famous is you don’t get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them.