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Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real.
He's really sort of the devil. He's completely emotionally detached. He has no empathy. You find that in psychopaths. It's about power with Voldemort. It's an aphrodisiac for him. Power makes him feel alive.
I got to read some writings by serial killers, and they got inside my head. They were quite disturbing. I read disturbing stuff about that very detached way of manipulating people to do things.
Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent.
You have to just dive over the edge. You haven't got time to mess about.
One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.
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Actors use who they are to be someone else, but I would hate to ever think I'm playing myself. It's imagining being someone else that is the key motivating thing for me. So when people want to know about me, it makes me a bit unnerved.
In the best material, you always should be able to somehow make a case for a story to be transposed to any other time.
I'm sure acting is a deeply neurotic thing to do.
I don't plan a career. That doesn't work for me. I just have to go with my gut.
I was only interested in my scene, and I had to go through thousands and thousands of other scenes. I got my scene and I read it many, many, many, many, many times. That was my research.
So much of movie acting is in the lighting. And in loving your characters. I try to know them, and with that intimacy comes love. And now, I love Voldemort.
When I first filmed things, they were always slightly awkward.
I'm not very good at being domesticated. I've tried. The domestic life I find claustrophobic - the rituals and habits and patterns.
I veer away from trying to understand why I act. I just know I need to do it.
I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created, but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter. I don't feel possessive about it.
I can't go and shoot people in the back of the head because It's a kids' movie, which is actually quite a good test because you haven't got the overt threat of a knife in the face.
I certainly gained a lot by reading about Shanghai.
I couldn't get as big as a bodybuilder. I tried to put on as much weight in the right places as I could. My weightlifting was impressive for me, but not for some of the guys I see down at the gym.
I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed.
I have a lot of stuff I want to talk about and offer up. It would be odd not to have ideas about something.
I like to keep fit, but I never lift very heavy weights.
I respond to a part just intuitively when I read a script.
I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter. It's a big, big scene, but they have to deliver. And they have high expectations.
I went out to Mount Kilimanjaro, which I thought was very beautiful, but there were a lot of people there.
In the studio system, things are expected of a film. By the first, second, third act, there's a generic language that comes out of the more commercial system.
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