Actors become very professional and proficient about watching out for each other's light and not stepping on each other's lines.
I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.
I sometimes forget to have breakfast in the morning, but when I actually buy a box of cereal, I will probably eat it not only for breakfast but also as a snack later on.
I danced a little as a kid here in Canada: in Ottawa at the Elite Dance Studio and at the Top Hat Dance School in Cornwall where I grew up. So I had some experience of having to learn routines.
I think the 'Law of Attraction' comes from a rich, white, privileged perspective.
Watching myself. Watching the people around me. There was some part of me that was there as a kid and growing up and living my life, but there was also some part of me that was watching it all happen from the nosebleeds.
I've been doing this since I was 12... I don't want to act much longer; I can't do one thing my whole life.
I like working with actresses, and I like women a lot, not for obvious reasons, but just in that that there's so much about what they bring to the scene that keeps it so interesting. Their instincts are so different, and they never explain them to you.
I don't think you can discriminate against budgets, you know? I'm an actor, I guess, so I'm just trying to play as many characters as I can. If there's a character I think I can play, and they're going to let me do it, I'll do it whether it's $10 or $1 million or more.
I love being Canadian. I think growing up in Canada gives you a world perspective that I certainly enjoy.
I think I was always bound to become two selves, if I wasn't already.
For now, I'm just going to keep doing the work and hope I don't get fired. If people want to put me up on their walls, I'll love it.
I grew up in a family of strong women and I owe any capacity I have to understand women to my mother and big sister. They taught me to respect women in a way where I've always felt a strong emotional connection to women, which has also helped me in the way I approach my work as an actor.
I love 'An American in Paris.' That's the one for me. Some of the visual ideas in that film are just haunting and very free.
All my characters are me. I'm not a good enough actor to become a character. I hear about actors who become the role and I think 'I wonder what that feels like.' Because for me, they're all me.
They say never meet your heroes. But the addendum to that is 'unless they're Harrison Ford.'
When my films don't do well, I'm hurt and surprised. It's discouraging.
I read a lot of script. In my opinion, most of them aren't good or aren't about people.
Cars can have a hypnotic effect. You can get in a car and get out and not really remember the trip.
I'm attracted to films that have strong female characters because there are strong female characters in my life. That's my own reality, so it's a doorway into a world for me.
Some of the styles of dance in 'La La Land' I wish I had spent time on when I was a kid.
What a lot of people don't understand about the NC-17, which I didn't understand, is that you can't show it in major theater chains - and you can't even air spots for your film on television. It really stigmatizes the movie.
When I was a kid, I was kind of obsessed with that movie 'Dick Tracy.' Burger King had all this 'Dick Tracy' stuff, and I collected all of it, and I had the posters, and I watched it on a loop.
When you drive, you can kind of put your identity aside in the passenger's seat because you're not being watched, and you can just be the watcher.
There's a lot of pressure to be the lead of a film. I have done it. It's not my favorite way to work.
What's nice with comedy is that you know it's working if it's funny.
The '70s just seemed dirty, honestly, and not in an interesting way. It's not the '80s. In fact, it's 10 less. I grew up in the '80s, so that's more of an interesting time to me.
I grew up on Shane Black movies, and I grew up on Joel Silver movies.
Maybe in my life I sort of put myself in situations that were chaotic, outside of my life.
Muscles. We're talking about muscles? They're like pets, basically, and they're not worth it. They're just not worth it. You have to feed them all the time and take care of them, and if you don't, they just go away. They run away.
I try to play characters who are different from myself, so I feel like this character is someone who is really different. I actually think that if I did what he did in this movie, I would get a restraining order put against me.
I feel like I think like a woman because I grew up with my mother and my sister, so I've just been programmed to think like a girl.
I don't believe my house was haunted. I think I had an overactive imagination, and I was so convinced that those around me became convinced, too.
When you meet your kids, you realize that they deserve great parents. And then you have your marching orders, and you have to try and become the person that they deserve.