Working with David Cronenberg or Darren Aronofsky or even Steven Soderbergh isn’t really like a typical Hollywood movie. These are true artists and have a certain amount of freedom when they work and they’re more like independent filmmakers making their way through big studios.
I have learned that acting is not about beauty.
And now I have a big house nice clothes and I travel in first class and I love it so maybe it’s time to enjoy being a star.
Cinema is entertainment and people go to the movies because they want to feel good and forget about everything.
Cronenberg’s a lot of fun and that a lot of people don’t know watching his movies. He doesn’t take himself seriously. He’s still reinventing himself.
I did direct two short movies. I learned many things and one of the things I learned was that I am not a director. It has to be visceral and it’s not for me. I feel much more comfortable acting.
When you see violence in movies in general it’s very quick and painless which isn’t what it’s like.