"The word theater comes from the Greeks," the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler once remarked. "It means ‘seeing place.' It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation." Adler was, of course, speaking about the work that actors do in helping to cultivate characters, tell stories, and deliver performances on stage, but she may very well have been talking about Los Angeles.
The most difficult part of the movie business? "Waiting and waiting and waiting."
I once had a dressing room next door to Justin Bieber’s. He had his entourage there too.
I have a lot of respect for guys who are so committed and so good at what they do and are mysterious, like Daniel Day-Lewis.
Role model? My grandmother, Estelle Parsons. She’s won an Oscar and been nominated for four Tonys. She’s a no-bullshit artist.
I was in one play in sixth grade. It was The Grinch and I played a little elf. I wasn’t very tall.