I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.
I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.
Hollywood is a very volatile place where artists come in, and they essentially say they want to belong. It's incredibly vulnerable to be an actor and also get criticism at a young age when you're formulating who you are. We've seen a lot of people fall victim to that, and it's very unfortunate.
I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting... That's why I'm really taking any part, regardless of how complicated it's going to be.
I am not of the vein of actors - and I will not pretend to be one - that takes my character home with me. I don't.
My mom, Irmelin, taught me the value of life. Her own life was saved by my grandmother during World War II.