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After I’ve been in America for a while, I get homesick for Scotland.

Billy Boyd

But you talk to most filmmakers and it is six, seven, eight years trying to get things off the ground. It is incredible really.

Billy Boyd

Hobbits are a lot like Scots. It’s all about nature and enjoying their land, which is a very Scottish thing.

Billy Boyd

I loved going surfing down on Venice Beach. I’d go out with a board under my arm and think, ‘I can’t do that in Cranhill.’

Billy Boyd

I really like acting but, just now, the more I read a script I find myself thinking I’d like to direct rather than act.

Billy Boyd

I think I have a gift, but I haven’t really opened that gift yet and given it to myself.

Billy Boyd

I think once you get it in your head, that you’re not going to do anything bigger, you just do things that you enjoy, which has always been my ethos anyway.

Billy Boyd

I think Scotland has some great stories.

Billy Boyd

I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t fun to go to these nights out, like the opening of a film or something, but I dip in and out of it.

Billy Boyd

In fact, Russell Crowe once phoned me up to see if I wanted to go to a party but I had to bring my guitar and perform ‘Oh Jean.’

Billy Boyd

Life in LA is not lying in the sun for months. It is having a 4pm meeting and leaving at noon to sit in traffic for four hours. It’s not glam.

Billy Boyd

My worst habit is whistling while I sleep.

Billy Boyd

People are scared to make something that doesn’t look like another film that made a lot of money. It means we get ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’ made again and again.

Billy Boyd

Rather than thinking, ‘If I do this, and in five years I’ll be where I want to be,’ you’re better just doing something that makes you happy now.

Billy Boyd

The club thing is a world people can associate with, letting your hair down at the weekend.

Billy Boyd

Then there are actors my age like Ethan Hawke, he’s in ‘Moby Dick,’ I love his work. I’ve been lucky. Alfred Molina, he has real class.

Billy Boyd

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