I definitely think independent film is very exciting, and you get to sometimes take bigger risks. So that's always a challenge and something that I look forward to.
My mom played tennis for, like, six hours a day and went to college on a tennis scholarship, because that was the way she could go to school. So they instilled in me the idea that you have to work hard for the things you want in life and never complain.
I think sometimes people can get lost in the bigger special effects, science fiction, robot stuff, and those are cool and fun to watch, too, but I think it's so important to sometimes step back and watch something that's about life and human interaction.
I was raised by very traditional Southern parents with Southern manners. You don't air your dirty laundry to people that aren't your family or your friends. Why would I ever want to portray myself as anything other than together?
I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe, but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man On Fire because it is so sad.
I was always into fashion because my mom has always been interested in fashion. She majored in fashion merchandising in college, and it's always been something we have in common.
I think I really like psychology because my job is all about getting inside another person's mind and thoughts.
I always talk about my characters like they're real people.
I think I am the same kind of person I would have been if I wasn't an actor. I am not a robot.
I'm home schooled, and I have a teacher that goes with me on all my movies.
I love the feeling I get when I'm on a set; I love reading the scripts, playing the characters, getting to be someone else.
I don't throw my clothes out after one wear. Shocking, I know.