I feel so grateful to have been a part of [big blockbusters] – the characters I’ve had the opportunity to play are unique, and they’re very different from each other. Ronan and the Elven King are too extraordinary to worry about them getting lost.
On Being Human‘s Mitchell’s style: “I always looked a little less camp than I thought I would look. The jeans feel tighter than they look sometimes, and with the boots and things, you pull them all on, look at yourself in the mirror sometimes, and go, ‘Oh, its a disaster.’ You look back when it comes out, and you go, ‘Actually, Mitchell is a little bit cool.’ I like his style .”
“With TV, you have so
much to get done during the day that you don’t really have a lot of time
to feel your way through it. I know before I walk on the set exactly
what I’m going to do. With film you can kind of find your way in it a
little more, play with it some.“
We’re actors, we depend on being cast. It’s one of the things I love about my job: it’s my job to help a director tell the story, to just be willing to help. What do I need to do for you to make your story more clear?
Even if you’re unhappy, just pretend that you’re happy. Eventually, your smile will be contagious to yourself. I had to learn that, I used to think, I’m being fake, but you know what? Better to be fake and happy than real and miserable.