Where’s the glory in repeating what others have done?
I’ll do anything for a role with a filmmaker that I really love. I’d entertain their kids, nanny, whatever. I’d literally fight for a role. I found out that Darren was doing a movie and I just wanted to do it, regardless. I initially went up for Shem, the older brother, but then Aronofsky asked whether I’d mind going for Ham. I was like, ‘Fuck yeah, I’ll do it. Anything you want. I’ll suck your dick!’
"Thank you…this truly means a lot to me. This is a big deal."
I get loud and talkative. I don’t get the jitters and I don’t get nervous, because I build that comfort on set for myself. Sometimes if I’m gonna do something really crazy, it helps me to yell or look like an idiot on set, so that when I’m about to do a scene, I’ve already embarrassed myself. I find ways to work around getting the jitters.