At the same time, reading an action script… It makes me wonder. Was The Matrix a good script? I don’t know.
Because A Walk To Remember had come out and it had made money and I got a lot of congratulations at that time as it happens out there.
Because I could take this as an opportunity to create something that I pretty much guarantee nobody else was going to create in film.
But I understand where the pop music industry comes from because with that, that helps things be more radio playable.
But it’s cool to be noticed for the smallest part of that.
But, it is hard too, because I want to do another action film. Believe it or not, it was fun.
By my senior year in high school, I was friends with every group.
Captain Nemo’s car, which just looks amazing… we always thought it made the Batmobile look kind of silly because this thing was just extraordinary – no pun intended.
Girls started noticing me a little bit more in senior year, and junior year, and that was weird.
He’s a guy’s guy, so it pretty much became like the impressions – don’t imitate Sean Connery’s voice, and things like that. We were all kind of doing it towards the end of the film, anyway, and he was cool with it.
High school was mainly me asking the counselors and teachers if I could leave to audition, but not booking anything
I basically went in a little early to Prague and on the days that we were shooting and I wasn’t involved, I learned how to use two six shooters and a rifle, a Winchester rifle.
I didn’t have abandonment issues but he’s a little bit more like me because Eli is a little bit more self-destructive and I’m not exactly that way. <
I found out some really cool ways to swing around the Winchester.
I graduated in 1996.
I had never really fired guns before, so this was all very new to me.
I met some friends in the end of 10th, beginning of 11th, who were in the popular group so I finished off high school in that group and got to see both sides.
I sing and play the guitar.
I used to comb my hair back and do stupid stuff.
I usually think in terms of music.
I’m 25, but I was a kid on the set. But everybody was really great.
I’m also 25, so I was very fortunate to book the films that I did so I can try to get out of that, because you don’t want to become stuck.
I’m going to do my best to do both and die of an ulcer at age 30.
I’m not giving up acting, I’m definitely not going to stop.
I’m very cynical myself.
I’ve always been a big fan of Bill Paxton, and I met him at the American Pie premiere.
I’ve never had a day job. I’ve been very fortunate.
It’s eight days per show. I could work two days in an episode and the rest of those days, I’m practicing or playing a gig. <
My character is just going down and down, and something big is going to happen that’s going to bring us all back up.
Right now, my favorite game is Resident Evil 2.
Sexy is kind of like an aura around someone.
Sexy, to me, doesn’t have anything to do with beautiful.
Sexy, to me, has everything to do with how one speaks, how someone holds themselves, their smile, and how they treat people.
So having that background and doing three years of a divorced family, it wasn’t hard, it was more like therapy.
To be honest, what I’d be more passionate about at this second would be music simply because I’m doing what I love which is acting right now.
To me, the 90′s signaled the end of glam rock, the beginning of gangsta rap, and hopefully the beginning and end of boy bands.
We are meeting with Sony, and we have a couple of other labels that suddenly have interest and that’s really great because none of them have actually heard our stuff.
What I got out of it was a great experience working with great people and it becoming a tremendous – basically – a family at the end that none of us wanted to leave.
When what’s around you – such as scripts, or like me being on the show and playing 18, now me doing this film playing 18 – it’s kind of been what’s been there for me.