And I thought that was the best way for me to participate, because standing in the crowd and listening is a fantastic education, but it’s not my nature. I need to be involved. So I did that instead.
But only if I believe that my directing talents will improve the material I’d be working on. I want to make sure I don’t sacrifice beautiful material on the altar of my direction.
Cops and robbers resemble each other, so there’s not a lot to learn in terms of learning the logistics of committing the crime or investigating the crime.
For me the march was a labor – a labor of love – but I was busy handing out flyers for the National Association of Black Social Workers, so I really wasn’t standing in the crowd listening and observing. I was busy.
I was a child when the March on Washington led by Martin Luther King occurred, and I wanted to hear what was going on. I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to contribute in the best way I possibly could.
I worked with people I admire; Josh Lucas, who I’d worked with many many years ago on a pilot called The Class of 61 and Kurt Russell, and so there were a variety of different people that I enjoyed working with.
I’m always a fan of a good horror film.
I’m not a good enough singer to pull off the effect.
If the story’s interesting and it’s a compelling script, I’d be thrilled to be a part of it.
If you go back to the Conan the Barbarian series, I really liked that.
It was good to travel to the other side of the world.
My family life and my ideals, my commitment to the community and to other people – all people – has been improved. I think less about myself and more about my community today.
Often times people complain about the lack of time in television, but I have to say, you don’t have any more time to film in feature films then you do in television. It’s just a question of how many scenes you’ll be doing in the course of a day.
So I think what you see in this show is it’s really not a just world at all, but you get what you give. So in terms of world view, I would say that’s where the differences lie.
The only dangerous scene is when James Cromwell put a stake in my chest. But other than that, it turned out to be quite a punch. I didn’t think much of it.
They’re mutually incompatible I feel; being a wise thief and a wise father.
To me, the psychology behind the character is critical. So I work very hard to get into the mind of the man that I’m going to be playing, because number one, I want to understand why he’s doing what he’s doing. It’s essential, it’s absolutely essential.