“I mean I think, you’re just trying to tell a story and you are trying to do it without judging the people you’re playing or their actions. You just try to understand them, for me anyway, I try to understand as much as I can about the characters and sometimes, the best way to do that to ask very honest, questions to yourself, other times it’s through research or talking to people that are familiar with the subject matter, and you know gathering all that information up and bring it to the table. I think you know, coming prepared, coming with ideas and coming with an open frame of mind, to be relaxed, aware and awake.”

- Michael about playing a character, here it’s about playing Brandon in Shame