“Then my dad came out and visited me in Germany, in Berlin, right before we were about to do one of our big fights, so I said, “Do you want to see what I have to do every day? Do you want to see what I have been training for for six months? You’ve seen me leave the house but you’ve never seen me do anything.” I showed him and he was in awe of what we have to do, or of what we are doing and how physically insane it is, and how much preparation we put into it. He was pretty impressed - that was the first time I impressed my dad in that way, in a physical way like that. I think he was very proud. It was a really interesting experience.”
"I’m pretty quiet. I don’t really give away too much about my personal life. I don’t think actors should be bigger than their movies. I think it’s distracting."
I don’t really look around and say, “I’ve made it.” I just look around and think how fortunate I am to work with the people I’m working with.
"I grew up going to school and high school and then shooting a movie for a few months. It’s an odd way to grow up and is kind of forced maturity."
Some people don’t have an open mind, and when I was traveling to different places I think I found it hard to enjoy things. You know, I come from a great city where there are lots of things happening, and if you end up in a small town where you don’t have all those things you can feel the difference. Somewhere along the way, though, I think I learned to appreciate the difference.