What I liked about American movies when I was a kid was that they're sort of larger than life and I think I'm still suffering from that reaction.
It's not easy to strap yourself down to a desk and bash on a keyboard when you know you can direct lots of films, because directing films is fun and interactive and gregarious. Writing isn't.
The English countryside is the most staggeringly beautiful place. I can't spend as much time there as I like, but I like everything about it. I like fishing, I like clay- pigeon shooting.
They're all based on factual characters. Well, a good amount of them. That's why I was attracted to this genre anyways, because these characters are so large and cartoonish, they're like caricatures, I just felt that there had to be a film made about them.
We can all be conned but at what point do we realize that we're being conned and to what point do we allow ourselves to be conned?
Jake Green isn't just Jake Green. Jake represents all of us. The colour green is the central column of the spectrum and the name Jake has all sorts of numerical values. All things come back to him within the film's world of cons and games.
We're quite volatile as individuals, but that doesn't work exponentially when we are together. Relationships are about eating humble pie.
I got into film-making because I was interested in making entertaining movies, which I felt there was a lack of.
I am not involved in any 'issues' because it's too sensitive for me - or my wife - to get involved. Every time we express an opinion it becomes a whole thing in itself. And the whole purpose of living in the countryside was to get away from hundreds of people. My wife fell off a horse, and suddenly there are hundreds of people around.
We are not that flash, me or the missus. In fact, we are quite low-maintenance.
Previously, on Lock, Stock, I went to bed at two in the morning and woke up at five in the morning, and on this one I was known to nod off on the set occasionally.
It's about not letting the internal enemy, the real enemy, have his way because the more he does the stronger he becomes. The film's about the devastating results that can manifest from the internal enemy being unbridled and allowed to unleash chaos.
The best thing to do is find one person in your life and try to love them unconditionally. If you've accomplished that, you've accomplished a lot.