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Basically the movies I make are my life, so I choose how I want to live my life for the next two years. So that’s a decision I have to make. At some point if I feel there are enough elements – it doesn’t even have to have great characters or great stories – it’s just elements that can get my excitement and curiosity for one or two years, then I’ll jump in and I’ll find out what that is. Then I have to do [interviews like this] and rationalize why I do this.
When it’s all said and done, I’m very, very glad to work in this business, but that’s exactly what it is. It’s a business, and I get to do the fun half of it. I get paid to pretend. I get to play really great characters. And, we have such a wonderful writer. She just knows people so intricately, and it’s so fun to be able to act out her words.
I think all writers are always collecting characters as we go along. Not just characters of course, we’re collecting EVERYTHING. Bits and pieces of story. An interesting dynamic between people. A theme. A great character back story. A cool occupation. The look of someone’s eyes. A burning ambition. Hundreds of thousands of bits of flotsam and jetsam that we stick in the back of our minds like the shelves full of buttons and ribbons and fabrics and threads and beads in a costumer’s shop.
The director Denis [Villeneuve] is actually an actor (he’s from Sons of Anarchy and he’s a great character actor) and he’s also a screenwriter (he wrote What Lies Beneath). It blows my mind to see when people from one sector move to another and excel. I think Sicario was one of the best directed and written films. It did get [a nomination for best] cinematography, though.
In TV, you can really get into not only great characters, but also the relationships. There are all of the backstories and all of the relationships that you have with every person in your life, and the relationships those people have with each other. It’s just more dense and there’s more time to tell stories.