“Being a father has been the happiest time of my life – it’s what I live for, what I love doing – I have a real reason why I’m here, I’m not as proud of my acting; it’s a job that I do… I’m grateful, but I don’t live for acting.”
I was lucky enough, when I was younger, to have the chance to do as much as possible, and I found what I wanted to do. I did swimming, gymnastics, kickboxing and the one that took off more than the others was acting.
“I used to have Tim Burton’s Batman stuff and used to like that a lot and it was my favorites And I used to have the Spider-Man outfit when I was six and Wolverine, I used to run around with needles sticking out of my knuckles and stuff. I found metal kebab skewers and then I plastered them onto my hand. I think I must have put a couple of holes in the door, which my mum had them taken off me. It went down not too well. I was like eight or nine.”
“'Pulp Fiction’ was probably one of the first films I ever saw that really kind of took effect on me. I was about four years old - obviously wasn’t supposed to be seeing that film; my sister kind of sneaked it out and we got to see it. She’s older than me. That was something I always used to watch.”
“My world was completely different to other boys my age. When I was six I was earning money, and by 10 I was paying more tax than the parents of other pupils. I feel a lot older than my years. Because I was working with adults, I had to mature a lot quicker.”
Wow. Check out the wild and creative paintings of artist Aaron Johnson which often find socks and discarded clothing added to them to create an impasto like effect to his wide range of outlandish characters. The scenarios that these scenes lead to in my imagination go from comical to dark to dizzying and back again, and that is truly exciting to my visual cortex.
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