I'm a third-generation American, so I like that American-looking, Northwestern style with a flannel or jean shirt.
And I was very shy as a kid; if you sang me 'Happy Birthday,' I would cry. Quite shy. So the idea of being an actor, much less a model, was just out of this world.
I started modeling and after a while the photographer Bruce Weber introduced me to Joel Schumacher, who cast me in my first film, and I just fell in love.
I'm lucky to have my dad in my life. He's very brilliant, I think he's really a smart man, and he's a kind guy.