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Tom Odell reveals how he got Kevin Spacey to run up an infinite number of stairs in the video for Here I Am

“I think partly because we were sick of pretending that I’m any good at acting, but also we saw it as a chance to work with a brilliant actor. Kevin was our dream man for the job. His performance floored me. He added a layer and depth to my lyrics I did not expect, and I love the video we’ve made.

You know when you see a stranger wearing your favourite jacket in the street, you know itso well, you wear it the whole time, but it looks totally different on them, you see it in a whole new light? Well watching the ‘Here I Am’ video feels a little like that for me, I felt like I heard the words for the first time.

He’s perfectly captured the emotion of the song but took it further than I ever could have imagined. I’m honoured to have worked with such a master of his trade. Truly honoured, and I hope I get to do it again.”

All animals are somebody—someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it. In our culture, we have been encouraged to think of animals as things, as commodities. The great challenge lies in having a change of perception. The realization that they have a life of their own, independent of their utility to me or to anyone else: this is what I am trying to get at when I speak of them as being “subjects of a life.” In this sense, they are exactly like us, equal to us. — Tom Regan

I don’t know, it comes down to being authentic. Everything you do you have to make sure you truly believe in it and as long as you know that, it doesn’t matter what anyone else says about it because the nature of being a public figure is that everyone will have an opinion about anything you do, and as long as you know why you’ve done something and you’ve committed to it with authenticity then you’re okay.
—  Tom Hiddleston to People Magazine at Comic Con 2016 on how he is handling all this new attention