I don't see the script as just a springboard for my interpretation. You do your best to serve the vision writers have - not by removing yourself from the equation, but by trying to filter what they intended through your artistry.
I'm trying to stop working. Now I have to believe that I'm the best person for the job - or at least in the top three - and to really love the script. You must lead with passion, because actors are smart, and they can smell it when you don't.