There's an addictive quality to fame and when your celebrity starts to wane, people get a real fear about that, ... And that's why I think sometimes you see people who will put themselves on whatever real weird reality shows or they'll find themselves just back in the paper by doing something horrible. I almost get the feeling that it's better than not being in the paper.
I'm not as enamored with actors as I am with musicians, especially like these guys, ... These are some of my heroes, and to be in the same room listening to them play or to what they have to say is fun for me.
As I was coming up on the stage, there was one source that could make or break you, the New York Times. Inevitably there would be one actor singled out for a better review, or worse, than somebody else. The effect of that was cancerous, divisive.
I just let the work speak for itself. An actor is not afraid to take risks; to put on different hats; to be a good guy, a bad guy, a victim, an abuser. There are all kinds of people in the world, and playing them is what acting is all about.