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You shouldn’t speak until you know what you’re talking about. That’s why I get uncomfortable with interviews. Reporters ask me what I feel China should do about Tibet. Who cares what I think China should do? I’m a f***ing actor! They hand me a script. I act. I’m here for entertainment, basically, when you whittle everything away. I’m a grown man who puts on makeup.
My mother always accused me of being in love with the sound of my own voice. When we went on road trips, she’d be like, ‘Stop singing. Be quiet, you’re talking just to hear yourself speak.’ It was probably true. I like to ramble on, which is probably why I’m well suited to interviews. You know, there’s no other forum where you’re literally supposed to sit down and just talk for hours about yourself. I love it.
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.
I’d never consciously left home to see a zombie movie. They were fine by me, but I had no intention of ever being in one. But I’ve been learning more about it as I’ve been doing interviews. I didn’t even know there were specialist zombie magazines and clubs. I heard the other day that a radio station had asked people if they`d made preparations for an attack by zombies, and a staggering number of people replied yes!
I don’t see the point of doing an interview unless you’re going to share the things you learn in life and the mistakes you make. So to admit that I’m extremely human and have done some dark things I don’t think makes me unusual or unusually dark. I think it actually is the right thing to do, and I’d like to think it’s the nice thing to do.
I’m constantly playing this game in my head where I’m thinking, ‘Can this quote be pared down and misinterpreted?’ It doesn’t matter what outlet I’m talking to and how comprehensive the interview is, because I have to think in terms of, ‘Right, but ‘People’ magazine could just take this one quote and take it out of context.’
My agent in Sweden used to send off interview tapes but I decided to take it upon myself and come to London to visit casting directors which is when things first started taking off for me. I love Sweden but the industry out here is quite small so when I was given the chance to go internationally I took it.
When we started out we got a lot of positive press around the single ‘Step Into My World’, and a lot of Radio play. The single did really well, so we were in the spotlight straight away. I obviously had my history with Ride, but I didn’t want to talk about that, so all the interviews centred around how I’d had these auditions and found the band members that way. I think people felt like that was not ‘for real’ enough or something.