“There have been things that have ended that have torn through me like a death. If it’s something I have grown so close to, when it’s over it hurts, you know. I did a play once and I couldn’t talk about it for about three years without crying because it was like a death to me when it ended. That’s kind of what it’s like with these characters. It’s almost like getting a best friend and you learn everything about them and you learn how they work and you live with them and then this part of you dies and they go away.” - Dane DeHaan
“Silence is one of my favorite things in the world. I would prefer not to talk most of the time, and when I’m acting I think it’s really all about the silences anyway. It’s never really about what you’re saying. So the fact that I was given a job where I didn’t have to talk at all was really great.” — Dane DeHaan on his role as Trip in Metallica: Through The Never (2013)
He is extremely intense, and he’s got these eyes of a seasoned liver–like he’s been through life a few times before.. and he doesn’t really have to say much. You can read his face extremely well, and he certainly did an amazing job at that.
“Dane had trained extensively. And with Dane, what he does is create a bible for the character and does tons of research before production. And then he burns it and starts really becoming the character on set.” - John Krokidas, Kill Your Darlings director